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Kristin Drysdale7,788*Trust*: *Revaluation* As this is a Part deux to our conversation on Blab.im, I thought it apropos to bring to light what it means to have a rise of currency ('trust') to the relation with a foreign currency in a fixed exchange rate (what we perceive to be our asset income). Please join @115620878851836664537, @105225758574529720824, @104683923092143784953, and myself in what should prove to be a heartfelt, friend-to-friend, enlightening discussion on the importance of trust as currency in an ever-expanding digital market. #TrustDavid    #digitalcurrency   #friendship        Trust - Revaluation in an Ever-expanding Digital Market2016-03-03 23:00:0028  
Oleg Moskalensky10,082Have you used the 'new' Google+?  Do you dislike it or do you dislike it? No, it's not a misspelling or Freudian slip... at least you know how I feel. But, to be fair, let's walk through both, side by side and see.  Then you can determine whether you think the new Google+ is worth anything or, like me, you'll decide that Google should take this new version and rest it in peace, right next to their Wave and Reader... I think that'll be an excellent spot for it... but first - let's walk through both and see. P.S. This event was created using the #classic  version of Google+Ultimate Showdown - Google+ (old) vs Google+ (new)2015-12-02 21:30:009  
Ray Hiltz28,311Do you consider yourself an empathetic person? Would you say your company is empathetic? That will be a very strange question for many business owners. Like "social", the word "empathy" doesn't seem to fit in the context of business. Join us Tuesday at 12:15 PM ET when we live stream on: *YouTube* - https://youtu.be/KxTrLkD3Y-Q *RayHiltz.com* - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/ *BLAB* -  https://goo.gl/T1jyTQ (Our post-show Blab starts at 1:00 PM ET)    As marketers, we spend a lot of time researching and analyzing data so we have the latest stats and tools with which to do our job. As businesses, we worked hard to get our service or products launched to what we hope will be a public anxious to have what we consider indispensable. We checked all the boxes, completed our SWOT analysis and yet our sales are disappointing. How could people not "get it"? *Who are these people?* Unless you know who they are, what their needs are, what goes on in their daily life and what needs they have, you're rolling the dice instead of in the cash. This week the Ray2Go Show crew discuss the role of *EMPATHY* in your marketing. *Our #Ray2Go Show Expert Panel*: @109237790792840071389 - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com Twitter:@ScottScowcroft Scott's our Rumplestiltskin who spins gold from raw video in his “SCOTT Treatment.” tower. @103099684867114686987 - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden Randy's spent many years in the mad world of marketing. He’s our Southern ambassador who keeps us on the straight, but never narrow path. @110746124112827812577 - A Business Strategist, Consultant and Speaker: http://JessicaDewell.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell Jessica's creative insights add sparkle to the show and inspires us to think outside the circle. @100499707306826250884 - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext B.L. has been marketing since 1996. She writes for AdAge Digital Next and for her own site: Whatsnextblog.com. She’s also the best swing dancer on the panel. @107624559327351970888 - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz I host this weekly show. It's how I learn stuff.  :-) View past shows on my *YouTube Playlist:* - https://goo.gl/jEQGq9 *Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: Rays Weekly Marketing Roundup* (http://goo.gl/EbWkOa) _To be notified of future Ray2Go shows, leave a comment with the hashtag #ray2go  and I'll include you in our Ray2Go circle of friends._What Role Does Empathy Play in Marketing?2015-11-17 18:15:0015  
Debi Davis3,790_The purpose of a case study is to explore and experiment on a focused area of interest in order to develop theories, gain insights, and formulate conclusions that can be useful in advancing a body of knowledge._ On November 8, 2014, the #EagleCO  Team* was formed for the purpose of learning *how to introduce local businesses in a single town to Google Plus through the familiar territory of Google Maps.*  That, at least was the starting point.  This team of Google professionals – that’s what we’ve come to call ourselves as a result of this experience – has documented what we did and what we learned. The case study was published on April 15, 2015. (see link below) @101696764219780312734, known for her ability to get to the heart of the matter, will moderate a candid conversation with members of the team in a discussion about how the case study was conceived, the challenges encountered, the processes tested, the discoveries made, and plans for applying all of this going forward. None of this could have been accomplished without the support and encouragement of our various Google Plus networks and relationships.  If you’re receiving an invitation to this event, it is because you have shown interest in this project at some point: you have viewed or commented on an episode of the #PYBShow  featuring the project, you have commented on or shared a G+ post about it, or you have followed the @116892521277251383087 page that was created for the project. We invite you to be part of this event by commenting, asking questions, or just cheering us on. *This is, above all else, a celebration* of a goal that has been achieved through collaboration and dedication that was all made possible by the fabulousness of Google Plus. (Yes, “fabulousness” is a real word!)  *Team members:@102000982871890720967 @106708791607347215739 @115217137999606626868 @114099764891795191083 @111074048130521266574 @117875987563872032638 @114288177005200377179 @115238438924596047165 @115711602904460768024 @107095918319983994988 @106377741775412763530 @103252396937594847933 @113042596998797418291 @109243977328310908212 @103558652341658229842  Case study: http://bit.ly/1EpaWN4Local Businesses on Google Maps - A Case Study2015-04-21 23:00:00141  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Please join me this week for a special episode of *Good Day Google+* as we delve into the world of Gaming.  My Guests this week will be: @106794596604372659702 Developer of mobile app Fly Whales Fly,  Co-Founder at HamHock Games working on kickstarting the PC game CatFish. As Christopher creates more traditional games, he is also trying to find novel ways to make interaction meaningful, which has lead him to exploring concepts with Artificial Intelligence and simulation. @104221836702601368003  owner and sole-proprietor of ThatWhichIs Media, an independent game development studio founded in 2012. His games have been featured at Orlando IndieNomicon and IGDA events, where he has spoken on theory and narrative in design as well as life as an independent developer. He has worked in various technical fields, including acting as Technical Coordinator at the Enzian Theater and Florida Film Festival, and co-founded the Indie Galactic Space Jam.  @101244060049953411510 Bachelor of Arts, Majored in Digital Media: Web Design Art Lead of indie studio Cherry Pie Games, Aspiring indie developer and bodybuilder. @110619855408549015935 talks about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery,  he loves to create conversations across social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing. @111048918866742956374 Comedian. Host. Filmmaker. Actor. Writer. Social Median. Willy Wonka's Assistant. Singing the song of Plustatic People! Friday, January 30th @ 10 am PST | 11 am MST | 12 pm CST | 1 pm EST  | 6 pm UK    Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live.  But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #GoodDayGooglePlus     #rockthegplushouse         #askchefdennis   #varietyshow   Good Day Google+ - Video Game Development and Design2015-01-30 19:00:00104  
Yifat Cohen87,814*What if....* Google+ is not a social network at all - never intended to be a Facebook killer, nor a Twitter wanna-be and definitely not in a rush to keep up with everything else out there...? *What if....* Google+ is Google's way of analyzing our personal relationships across all their products (because relationships can't be faked) and use that knowledge to fuel services like Google Now, Nest, Home automation and Driveless cars...? *"So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?"* @102034052532213921839 is an ex-Google employee who helped design the UX of Google+ before he left Google a year ago, and whose name came up again on the Plus stream when he shared his *Thoughts on Google+* asking [quote] "So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?" and got the community talking. *SO LET'S -TALK- HANGOUT ABOUT IT.* Chris is very disappointed with Google+ because he expects better from Google. But maybe he's expecting the wrong things? @113117251731252114390 rebutted Chris' post and defended Google+ in a Google+ post that was shared 524 time and sparked conversations across the Plus (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal1)  Chris responded - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/ChrisMessinaRebutal And Mike claimed that Chris lost the argument because he didn't answer the main questions: "What site has 1) a better community; 2) better troll control; 3) better photo tools; 4) better integration with a leading wearables platform; 5) better conversations; 6) better monetization; 7) better search?" (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal2) Basically, comparing Google+ to Facebook again. (_sigh_) *IS CHRIS USING GOOGLE+ WRONG?* Chris, who was an integral part in the development of Google+ for 3.5 years was told by @107742059751171695340 that he was using Google+ wrong. He should have been talking and listening to Top Contributors (which Jaana is one) who have their ears to the ground: _"Which is the direction it's taking? That depends. Also on us, the users.  Google listens."_ (You should definitely read the comments on Jaana's post, where she and Chris get into an agreement - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/JaanaNyströmGooglePlus) *IS IT ABOUT THE SHARED INTEREST GRAPH?* Perhaps the best insight is that of @105103058358743760661 who read between Chris' lines and brought up the point of Big Data and information networks: [Google+] "should have been 1000% focused on helping people build a rich information network around the things we care most about - our interest graph - and then to use that interest graph to connect us with *new* people who share those interests with us - our "shared interest graph." And if it's about the interest graph, then who's better than @115620878851836664537 to remind us that that takes time: _ It requires building a bunch of things, integrating them and then waiting to see how people will use them and what the data will show you. This means that we have to wait to see some results (many of which will impact search) andGoogle Rebuttal - Chris Messina's Perspective.2014-12-11 19:00:00167  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,472The End of the Authorship (Tagging) with Eric Enge Tuesday (9th September 2014) at 12pm PDT // 3pm EDT // 8pm GMTThe End of the Authorship (Tagging) with guest Eric Enge2014-09-09 21:00:0075  
Nautical Ventures608*Labor Day Weekend Demo Day at Nautical Ventures* Join Nautical Ventures this Labor Day Weekend and demo the best Kayaks, SUP's, and Boats on the market before you buy! Enjoy free lessons and demonstrations from our experts, plus free BBQ and sodas while supplies last! Enjoy some fun on the water this Labor Day Weekend at Nautical Ventures Demo Day! We hope to see you there! #NauticalVentures   #LaborDayWeekend   #DemoDayLabor Day Weekend Demo Day2014-08-30 11:00:005  
Nautical Ventures608Looking for some wet weekend fun for the whole family?  Come on down to Nautical Ventures Marine Super Store and demo some of the best kayaks and paddleboards on the market.  Try them out and get free lessons from our instructors followed by free hot dogs and soda! Joe Hector of Extreme Kayak Fishing will be here to speak about upcoming kayak fishing tournaments and share tips and tricks about the exciting sport of kayak fhsing. Get on the Water this weekend with Nautical Ventures! #NauticalVentures   #DemoDay   #GetOnTheWater  Nautical Ventures July Demo Day2014-07-26 11:00:002  
Carol Dodsley13,864If we run out of comment space - come join us on the website:  http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ Google Plus is three years old this month and what a celebration!  Come and join us as people who have been using Google plus since the day it launched, join us to share why they love the Plus. You can also invite your friends who are not yet on Google+ and they can join us on the website page and join the conversation too: http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ We will be joined by many of those who have become Google Plus Top Contributors and are helping over 100,000 people in the Google+ Help community Businesses who are seeing amazing results using google Plus and everything it offers. People who love Hangouts and are using them all the time - who will share why they love them so much. This is a celebration event and everyone is welcome.  If you would like to join us LIVE inside the hangout let us know in the comments ....... A list of guests will be added as people confirm they can join us and you too are welcome to hop into the Hangout and share why you love Google Plus too. This is a party - no business pitching or self promotion - simply Google Plussers coming together to raise a glass to the awesomeness of being part of Google Plus. *Did you know that Google+ originally started as the Google Product?* http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html @107117483540235115863 Posted this on the day it was launched:  https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/UJ4nJtiBQzg More to come:  Google Plus 3rd Birthday Party2014-06-28 17:30:00111  
Wade Harman22,615You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch Sponsored by @108883357423682942734, get your learn on with the Nod3x Google Plus account that is totally free here http://goo.gl/hVniiZ Join me, @104943384477166093964  @110619855408549015935  @107499215004519214139 @110581056743381299062  and @106114358967082262584 as we talk about the recent articles that have came from TechCrunch and other sites about how Google Plus may be dying.  What do you think of that?  Bad journalism?  Or just plain stupidity?  You can't shut up me or my friends and that's the #Truth   #marketingtips   #relationshipmarketing  You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch2014-05-01 23:00:0050  
Eric Enge26,442I am pleased to announce a special #DMEShow  event where I will joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 to discuss +Post ads.  The program was only recently made available to all Brand pages with 1000 followers or more.  Learn more about how the program works and how Google views the program overall. Here is the YouYube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZrnrIXp7DI  The show will be at 4 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday May 1st. Say YES to get access to the video for live viewing or later viewing.  Please spread the word and INVITE others or SHARE the event.  Your help is appreciated! The YouTube link will also be posted here for mobile viewers.*The Inside Story on +Post ads*2014-05-01 22:00:00220  
Wade Harman22,615Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares? I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.   Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising!  Don't forget to circle the new G+ page @108827198716965466311 and would love to have you come join us over in the *Relationship Marketing* Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0061  
Guy Kawasaki7,063,614@112374836634096795698 will be making a public announcement via Google+ Hangout. More details when this is live! Making an announcement! Live on a Google+ hangout at 4 pm PT2014-04-17 01:00:00125  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,472This week on the #ISOOSICHAT  we are excited to have special guest @112116680648779331229 from Search Engine Roundtable (SER). Barry will be joining our regular #ISOOSIChat panelists including @113426828273677356184 @106515636986325493284 and @112430199625001815612. Barry has provided a very unique and valuable commentary on search engines and the search marketing industry for many years. Barry and the SER team report on the most interesting threads taking place at various popular Search Engine Marketing forums each day. Search Engine Roundtable not only reports on these topical issues, but also provides a synopsis that provides greater detail on these forum threads. One of SER's primary goals is provide a single source for the reader to visit to locate the most interesting threads covered at the SEM forums. Those in our audience that visit or contribute to forums know that sometimes things can get stated that are not based on facts. Sometimes these observations may lead to statements that sound like fact, but they are unfounded. We are after all talking about search engines here and considerations that are impacted by their algorithms - which unfortunately we in the SEM arena don't have access to :) Observations such as these can quickly turn from threads with some small incorrect assumptions into more widespread rumors and sometimes into larger myths that stick around for a longer period of time. Barry and his team do a great job of monitoring “hot topics” on the forums, presenting all sides of those important issues while contributing to the discussion with their own valued opinions. Bill Slawski, (Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital) is well known for his vast knowledge of Google and other search engines and the patents that have been filed relating to their ranking algorithms. Although it is difficult to have certainty about the value and mix of individual search engine ranking signals, Bill has the notable ability to always bring always bring it back to facts…. referencing related patents, interviews or official statements on the subject. On this hangout we aim to separate fact from fiction. Rumors and myths versus papers and truths and all points between.Search Marketing Rumors, Myths and Truths2014-03-18 20:00:0059  
Eric Enge26,442*How to Build Engagement in Google Plus* Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KyHa592zVc This time on the #DMAShow   @107022061436866576067 and I are taking on an oldie but goodie.  How can you get more engagement with your activity on Google Plus?  This is the core issue - not the number of followers you have.  Build the engagement and the followers will, well, follow. The live YouTube link will be shared here just before show time.  Just say YES to make sure that you get the video link in your notifications/stream. Also, INVITE OTHERS!  Or SHARE the event with others.  This a public event, and the more the merrier.Building Engagement in Google Plus2014-03-18 16:00:00190  
Mia Voss36,512YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJbQNhyEi98 Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week our theme is interesting people I think you need to know!  Our guests will be @117703438025249181486 @105483528491250811746 & @110636444609397127159  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment    And we always get a little   #BatCrapCrazy        Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @117703438025249181486  Founder of @110928651805123399610 & Founder of #InteriorDesignCommunity on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru @105483528491250811746 - Author & Blogger, here to save the Internet, connect the dots and humanize the web. His buzz phrase that sums it up: Search Engine Humanization @110636444609397127159 - a professional artist who has become a 72-year-old-blogger with way too many lipsticks. *Friday, March 14 at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1lQ1h9q Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904  for great insights & analytics for Google+!  Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code   #BCCApproved   for a 20% lifetime discount! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet   #BatCrapCrazy and #GetYourLearnOn                Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Interesting Characters!2014-03-14 17:00:00153  
Meloney Hall4,125Teacher Says, “ Okay, class --  you better take notes for this lesson.” Fifteen students take notes vigorously as they try to keep up with writing cursive on their lined notebook paper. Eight Students do not take any notes at all.  They might ask for someone’s notes later. One Student draws doodles as a form of note-taking.  She gets laughed at and told to “grow-up” and take notes the right way.  I’m kind of embarrassed I listened to those peers; I need to gain those skills again!  So much easier to retain the information when you can draw pictures with your written notes (printed, not cursive).  How about the Digital Way of taking notes today?  That’s what +113865527017476906160  will be showing us during the HOA broadcast with me.  I will be interviewing Sacha Chua on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT about how she uses SketchNotes for taking notes in a digital format.  Free-flow handwriting and techy all at the same time!  She’s a woman in science and technology, so she really loves gadgets!    She uses SketchNotes, and it’s really very fascinating!  Watching her do them LIVE is really the best!  I know Sacha as a fellow HelpOuts Provider, and I have seen her do this for many HOA’s.  This is why I wanted to interview her --  you’ll say WOW like I did when I first learned about her and what she does.    This is a link to give you the basic idea of what the system is and why it is so handy for students, business people, and anyone else who needs to retain information.  And if you’re into saving paper, then this is a true match for you!  I like to think of SketchNotes as a digital white board.  http://www.core77.com/blog/sketchnotes/sketchnotes_101_the_basics_of_visual_note-taking_19678.asp Select YES or MAYBE to get a reminder on your calendar.  It will also help mark the spot if you can’t watch live, but will want to watch the replay.  You’re in for a techy-treat!  Hope you’ll be watching! Visual Note-Taking with Sacha Chua2014-03-12 23:00:0033  
Mia Voss36,512YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIbFJW9EyE Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Blogging & Content with @107665939201638457855 @101350861337322805122 & @103819931054006116294  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @107665939201638457855 -  DustnTV, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, Blogger, Strategist, Branding enthusiast, social media junkie.  @101350861337322805122 - Content Warfare-Director of Marketing | Author | Speaker | Content Warrior @103819931054006116294 - @104058624990486331318 & Web.Search.Social -  Marketing professional focused on branding, web, search & social marketing. Web developer, writer & web design teacher. *Saturday, March 8* at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1fCNmAV Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904 for great insights & analytics for Google+!  *Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code #BCCApproved  for a 20% lifetime discount!* How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow   The Mia Connect Power Chat - Weekend Edition! Blogging & Content2014-03-08 18:00:00184  
Nautical Ventures608Join @101251568652243705725 and @108928920195172851380 this morning, 11AM - 1PM, for our Grand Opening Celebration at our new location at 50 S Bryan Rd in Dania Beach! There are fun prizes and activities, including a Stand Up Paddle Board race with our Special Host Eric Brandon of KISS Country! We're showing off our entire inventory, including Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Sailboats, Fishing Boats, Power Boats, Yachts, Inflatable Tenders, and Floating Docks from great brands like Hobie, Riviera, Ocean Kayak, Century, Key Largo, Tahoe, Donzi, Belzona, Baja, Fountain, Novurania, and Versadock! Come meet the folks in our Service Department who put the same care into every vessel they service as they would their own. Looking for Brokers? Our partners at @104626039899122560070 will help you sell your boat, or find the right boat for sale to fit your needs. Check out our Renegade IQ Personal Hovercraft from Universal Hovercraft, Ready-To-Fly on or off the water!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gnsFNXbAhI Can't make it? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day for updates! Join in by using the hashtags #GetOnTheWater, #DoYouHovercraft, and #NauticalVentures! Whatever you need to get on the water, and stay on it, you'll find it here at Nautical Ventures, the Go-To People for Fun on the Water!Nautical Ventures Grand Opening2014-03-08 11:00:002  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932*Mobile Users*  http://youtu.be/czaGQdGGzn0 Join me for this weeks episode of Good Day Google+ with my very special guests  @104166478348528899432 Longevity Rescuer - Developer of integrative health, beauty and wellness products, Life coaching, anti-aging and youthing mentor, retreat leader, author, speaker  @111841212850657022428 Lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina - Family Law, DUI & Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney. Co-Host of #LegallySpeaking , a weekly Google Plus Hangout on Air. @105872411047698801576 Storyteller, dog borrower and CEO of KOTAW Content Marketing, dedicated to telling -- & selling -- your story. Became a vegetarian so I can eat cake.   @111888525357911619716 Online Traffic Solutions...Corporate Escape Artist, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Systems Analyst, Listener Extraordinaire, Farm to Table Foodie,Travel and Adventure Junkie +Good Day Google Plus  is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Bring your lunch or bring a friend just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, March 7th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #rockthegplushouse   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+ - What's Your Business?2014-03-07 19:00:00117  
Lany Sullivan24,813*Welcome to Those 4 Girls weekly show!!* *This week we are talking about owning your own content:* _Why you should have a personally branded website_ _How to start building your website_ _Why you want to have your social media audience follow your website_ Meet Our Guests This Week!!! @104356957682366570813  - Has spent the last years building websites that are SEO optimized, mobile compliant and not Flash based. She is always online, taking care of her clients' Social Media Presence. She also teaches in private or group lessons everything from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing as well as WordPress and Online Privacy. She also loves helping local film producers with their projects, no matter if feature length movies or shooting a new advertising campaign. @106140750645236985268  - Is a digital strategist, podcaster and idea igniter who helps entrepreneurs break down technology into simple concepts, learn the need-to-know of marketing and the web, all while helping you create community and connection with your customers. @107653058982522781122  - Works with local business to build their websites and social media presence. My husband builds customized Wordpress sites for business', while I either set up and maintain their social presence or teach them how to use the tools to do it themselves. I help people learn to use/maintain sites such as Wordpress, Facebook, Google Plus, Hangouts/Hangouts on Air, Twitter and YouTube. She also have a Youtube channel for children to help them become interested in animals.  And I work with a long time blogger friend to make their video How To’s to answer questions. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business. We talk each week about topics that affect us as women, and yes the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is YOU! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Watch our first show featuring @101696764219780312734: http://bit.ly/1e2SJD5 Want to learn how to drive a "buying' audience to your site? Learn with @102448755774386957917  : http://bit.ly/1g2nPNS Did you miss last week's show? A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing http://bit.ly/1lxN5BD Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls #those4girls   #t4gluv   #t4ginc  Those 4 Girls ~ Why You Should Own Your Content, Website and Audience2014-03-06 19:00:00119  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,472Is it possible to subconsciously influence people and bend them to your will? Is it unethical? Or is it a critical component of your marketing? Join us on Tuesday March 4th at 3:00pm EST (noon PST) for the next #ISOOSIchat hangout: We will be discussing these topics (and more) with @113426828273677356184 @112297740908382826372 @112430199625001815612 and our usual band of merry marketing misfits. Our special guest on the panel for this exciting topic include best-selling author and known persuasion expert @113946666135876668465 and expert copywriter @114246956526830021958. Dave is the founder of Bold Approach, and his ideas have been applied by some of the biggest companies in the United States including IBM, Rogers Media, Micron, and GE... Colin is the founder of the "Cult of Copy" group on Facebook...  And has spent years studying persuasion tactics and how to implement them in your written marketing. We will be sharing some interesting thoughts on how to build an irrational loyalty - a following that can transform your brand. Make sure to join the discussion!Mastering the Art of Persuasion - ISOOSI Tuesday Chat2014-03-04 21:00:0078  
Lisa Engles7,209Google hangouts are starting to build in popularity, and for a good reason.  Entrepreneurs are beginning to understand that Google + is the quickly being recognized as the best social network to use if you want to spread your message, make an impact build a loyal tribe faster than any other social network.   In this follow up hangout (see Part 1: Why You Need To Be Using Google Hangouts: http://youtu.be/MOUjzkvgbWw) with @108210288375340023376  we'll be going over the basics of getting started with using google hangouts to build meaningful relationships with loyal followers, make a bigger impact with your unique message and leverage hangouts to build a thriving business. In this hangout you'll learn: - The different types of hangouts - The quickest way to get going with your own hangout show, even if you're techno-phobic -  How to invite people to a hangout, event if they don't have a Google + profile or don't use Google +  - The do's and don'ts of hosting a hangout - How to reach your target audience with your hangout - The #1 mistake that causes frustration for hangout newbies, but that can be easily avoided   - The 3 basic equipment needs Plus, we'll be answering any questions you might have about hangouts! Join us on Friday, February 28th at 9:00am PST.  Just reply 'yes' to this event, bookmark this page and return at showtime! By the way, we LOVE engagement and encourage you to start a conversation on this topic even before the show begins.  Leave any questions or comments below to get the conversation going! ___________________________________________________________________ +RonnieBincer is the Hangout Helper visit him at www.thehangouthelper.com @100115151299388347151 is the founder of InnerState Coaching, visit her at www.InnerStateCoaching.com #socialmediamarketing   #googleplus   #googlehangouts   #howtousegooglehangouts   #googlehangoutsforcoaches   #googlehangoutsforvisionaryleaders   #coaches   #authors   #speakers   #visionaryleaders   #tribebuilding  How To Hangout: Follow Up Session With Ronnie Bincer2014-02-28 18:00:0088  
Mia Voss36,512Time for another +109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Food, Health & Fitness with +108641528210325220263 +104199616598215894709 +117207855597695236971 and +100948891249021511115 Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment      Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:   +108641528210325220263  - Geeky Food Focused Doctor educating with social media, Gluten-Free Doctor/Guide to Google +Cookbook Author, Naturopathic Physician, Technical Challenge manager, Urban Hippie Farmer +104199616598215894709 - Holistic Lifestyle Coach / Food Blogger, Wellness Change Agent ~ Gluten-Free ~ Paleo Template Pro Skills, Master Kitchen Ninja +117207855597695236971 - Peak Performance Coach & Trainer, Public Speaker, Writer, and Fitness Coach +100948891249021511115  - Private Chef / Hangouts On Air(HOA) Presenter and Producer,  seasoned and experienced chef with a systems analyst background Friday, February 28th at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1ceffZZ Special thanks to our show sponsor & business affiliate:  +114900731353476318395  - if you are looking for targeted web traffic - look no further! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Food Health & Fitness!2014-02-28 18:00:00185  
Eli Fennell72,401*Mommy Blogging* Moms are some of the hardest working people in the world.  Working moms especially can teach you a lot about the tricky balance between home and hearth and struggling to pay for those things. Blogging is a powerful tool used by many moms to earn extra income from home, and as a means of connecting with the world beyond the home.  Mommy Bloggers can be some of the most creative bloggers and blog marketers out there. This week we're fortunate enough to have three great mom bloggers joining us on the show.  @116049412326685043114 is the Owner and Founder of @109443498013606253208, a company that broadcasts your conferences and meetings via social media.  She also runs the @104387705093966958943 blog along with @105157585341687205092.  @105461979270549477337, founder of the HinesSight Blog, Luxury Travel Editor for Skimbaco Lifestyle, and writer for Examiner.com, knows the best places to eat and stay in North Carolina.  As a mom to two young children, she knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. @116648555722751383250 is Founder, Editor, & Writer of GoDanskerMom.com, and writes a guide for parents in the Triangle region (MominChapelHillNC.com).  Her work has appeared in several places including HerStories Project, ChapelBoro, Carolina Parent, Durham Macaroni Kid, Triangle Moms on Main, Vend Raleigh, and the Raleigh News & Observer‘s Triangle Mom2Mom.   I'll be interviewing them about Mommy Blogging, the skills, tools, and commitment necessary to be successful at it, and how their insights can help other Mom Bloggers and bloggers in general.  Join us this Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8 PM ET!  We hope to see you there! #dmcshow   #digitalmediaconnections   #mommyblogger  Digital Media Connections #4 - Mommy Blogging2014-02-27 02:00:0016  
Christine & Mia7,632Join @109501371090969349329 and our continuing guest host @112472587150551442541 as we chat with our guest @115620878851836664537, author, speaker, Google Semantic Search expert. Wednesday, February 28th 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @115620878851836664537 - we all know and love him for his business smarts and now we get to hear what makes him tick when we ask him.. What's Your Story? _Before I got here to Google Plus, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing and blogging._  _I travel a lot. Over the last three years I've spent time in thirteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days._  _The conversation here is very real and the issues we talk about are engaging and I have met people on G+ who are simply superb to connect with. I post frequently on what grabs my attention. I share insights from my writing and research and I take part in many conversations where I feel I can deliver value.  Social media is changing everything. How we shape that change and what we do in the aftermath is down to us. _ This week's show is sponsored by: @108712904755834193601  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734  spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir & #WhatsYourStory What's Your Story? David Amerland2014-02-26 20:30:00129  
Jason T. Wiser21,780*Which Network is better? G+ or Facebook. The Final Say* This week our expert is Brian Carter and Brian is going to help us bring closure to the debate “Which is the best network G+ or Facebook?”  This event produced by: http://OnTrackTips.com  Now just so you know @116080408327269479217 is not some sideshow Opinion Joe or recorded message touting network evangelism. He is a balanced and seasoned entrepreneur that understand social media for marketing.  He is an expert on Facebook and has a deep respect for Google Plus and understand the network.  Brian is a highly respected keynote on the social media stages including conferences like SEOmoz, SMX, Pubcon and the much anticipated upcoming Social Media Marketing World 2014 He has been quoted and profiled by Information Week, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the author of the “Like Economy” “Facebook marketing” and the much anticipated “LinkedIN for Business”   http://jtw.bz/BrianCarter Which Network is better? Google+ or Facebook. The Final Say2014-02-24 19:00:00236  
Eli Fennell72,401This week's broadcast of "Digital Media Connections" is on hiatus until next Wednesday, but I hope you'll join me and @117740874882168016435 for the first of what I hope will become a series of Hangout Shows discussing breaking technology news. On tonight's episode, we'll be discussing Facebook's surprise $16bn acquisition of the messenger app WhatsApp.  Was it a good deal, and are there any aspects of this acquisition worth paying attention to for technophiles and social media enthusiasts and marketers? The broadcast will run about 15 minutes.  We hope to see you there! #Technolerts  Technolerts #1: Facebook Acquires WhatsApp2014-02-20 02:00:0015  
Daria Musk3,819,456*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00305  
Mia Voss36,512YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp4wY_wWzog Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Gender Diversity on The Plus (and in general) with @107022061436866576067 @103983759065669086684 @113690073826160821557 @108723851490239396050, @110746124112827812577 @108454866102449720866  and more!   Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @107022061436866576067 - Social Media | Google+ | Content Marketing - Sr Director of Online Marketing for @115515796589038584989, Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up | 2011 Communicator's Award of Distinction from International Academy of Visual Arts @103983759065669086684  - @109057163018759143790   Google+ Enthusiast, Google+ Marketing, Google+ Coaching, Hangout Hosting, Hangout Coaching, Social Media Strategist and Manager, Video & Audio Production. Very keen historian, particularly Tudor and Jacobean, love the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, and of course Brodie Castle. @113690073826160821557 - CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist, 1984 World Foosball Champion @108723851490239396050 - Entrepreneur, TV host, speaker, author and expert in the field of human achievement and personal transformation. Founder of Made For TV, Play-by-play commentator for ESPN/Longhorn Network. Coaching clients include global game-changing corporations and kick ass entrepreneurs. NCAA & WNBA Champion. @110746124112827812577 -  Integrated marketing enthusiast specializing in digital strategies that support customer facing touch-points online. Owner of #ElasticRock and #Red Direction, Wife & Mama! @108454866102449720866 -  Author of #HopeForTheFlowers  and Activist Friday, February 14th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1jqKqcf Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate @116266498226740184904  steadydemand.com/tool/  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to @109324423871490315778 community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat - Discussing Gender Diversity2014-02-14 18:00:00156  
Wade Harman22,615Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 because images are the front door to social media! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 as he hosts @107022061436866576067 @113690073826160821557 and @102572320061138442096 to talk about relationships and how they affect your ranking standing on Google.  Learn some new things about the responsibilities of a G' Plusser and what you can do to build your rank while you're here.Relationship Marketing- Do Relationships Affect Ranking?2014-02-14 02:00:0086  
Nautical Ventures608Join @101251568652243705725 for the Miami Boat Show 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Tickets Required)  and at the Yacht & Brokerage Show (4600 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140; No Tickets Required). At the Miami Beach Convention Center you can check out our lineup of Century, Belzona, Baja, & Fountain Boats on outdoor display, and our Tahoe Pontoon Boats inside the Convention Center.  At the Yacht & Brokerage Show we'll be showing off our new line of Renegade Personal Hovercrafts.   Renegade is the recreational division of Universal Hovercraft, building commercial and recreational hovercrafts for over half a century, and @101251568652243705725 is the *exclusive* dealer for Renegade in Palm Beach, Broward, & Dade Counties and the Caribbean. Event Info: Miami Beach Convention Center - http://www.miamiboatshow.com/ Yacht & Brokerage Show - http://www.showmanagement.com/event/ #doyouhovercraft   #getonthewater   #miamiboatshow   Miami Beach International Boat Show 20142014-02-13 10:00:003  
Eli Fennell72,401*Building a Following* There are different ways to build a following, and different goals in terms of reach and scale.  The small business owner may dream of internet media stardom, but probably doesn't need it like the Big Brand, their goals may be more modest (reaching that small but critical fan base, for example).  Likewise, the Tech Blogger may never rival the audience of Britney Spears, but can build a respectable and valuable audience in their own ways. This Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8 PM ET, we'll be discussing this issue with three guests who have approached it in very different ways and with different opportunities as well. @110677274294554982279 is a web guy, home brewer, and "glasshole" (Google Glass Explorer) from my home state of Florida.  His turn ons include long walks on the beach while playing Ingress, and his turn offs include poorly coded or incomplete websites and blogs. @102000982871890720967 is an Authority Marketer & Brand Strategist at @115000108263064481690, a graduate student at Kent State University, and also a Glass Explorer.  She is a bit of a health nut and the proud owner of three dogs. @114468593663912084118 is a social media "International Man of Mystery".  His Google+ profile tells you very little specific about him, yet he earned a spot on Google+'s coveted  Suggested User List and has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.  He's not afraid to call out anything that bothers him, and when he does, he usually goes viral. We'll be discussing the different ways to build a following depending on your goals and the opportunities that present themselves.  I'll be adding my own perspective as a Two Time Veteran of the Google+ Algorithmic Suggested User List. It should be a very insightful discussion with a great group of people, and there will almost certainly be random moments of humor and silliness.  We hope you'll join us! #digitalmediaconnections   #DMCshow   #throughglass  Digital Media Connections #3 - Building a Following2014-02-13 02:00:0033  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,472@107022061436866576067 joins the ISOOSI chat today at 3pm EST and we're super excited to have him on the show.  Mark has been one of the people for me personally (and I know for many others too) that has really been instrumental in highlighting the benefits of Google+. But, not only the easy pickings that are clear to see. Mark evangelizes the use of Google+ as not only a business network but a social network. A social network that is on a different level to anything else we have on the interwebs. He'll be the first to say that it has given him opportunities that would never have existed before it. And I for one share that experience and couldn't agree more. All businesses can learn from this hangout... and we'll start really with the basics too. We know we have many small businesses that use ISOOSI and list their businesses in our search directory that currently have zero presence on Google+   So, some of what we talk about may be already known to those that are immersed in it on a daily basis.... but through this hangout we hope to join Mark in expressing our belief in the platform and communicate the benefits it can bring to you - from a personal AND business perspective. @112430199625001815612  President, ISOOSIGhost Town or Land of Opportunity - Google+2014-02-11 21:00:0093  
martin shervington1,441,668I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. And here is the plan... I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use? This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00117  
EcoRico TV494,205*Join us for FoodTalk - the Love Edition - with Giselle Achecar and Guest, hangout All-Star and "retired" chef, DENNIS LITTLEY!* This one-of-a-kind 10 minute HOA features the *_hottest_ Food & Drink Celebs on Google Plus & YouTube*. You'll know your favorite chefs & mixologists better after they've been in Gigi's Hot Seat! Cooking tips and tricks will be revealed, foodies. @113055030863291439319 has attracted an eclectic following of over 430K with his charm, sunny Florida disposition and breadth of knowledge, inspiring foodies and entrepreneurs alike to tune in to his weekly HOAs on a myriad of topics. But today, we're talking FOOD and LOVE. So grab a cup of joe and your favorite treat and watch us LIVE from our HOA page or on the YouTube Channel here http://www.youtube.com/EcoRicoTV!! *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the EcoRico TV YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date on upcoming cooking shows, health tips & FoodTalk chats!!* #foodtalk #cookingtips #chef #cooking #talkshow #talkshowforfoodies #hoa #ecoricotv #giselleachecar #latinfood #organicfood #healthtips  FoodTalk with Giselle Achecar featuring Dennis Littley2014-02-11 19:00:0024  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932*Mobile Users* http://youtu.be/iGo76nmQGLk Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Our Guests this week will be: @105076725141939280120 Google Plus Rock Star, Web strategist, Email Marketer, Google+ for Business Consultant. @116892272127137021840 Arizona Family Law Attorney, HOA Host, Arizona State and Notre Dame Alum. @104199616598215894709 Holistic Lifestyle Coach , Food Blogger, Public Speaker and Educator. @106092107754528365062 Mentor and Trader, Network Marketing, Online Entrepreneur., Commercial Photographer and Wardrobe Stylist. Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+  Family Law, Web Strategy, Blogging and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 31st at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Find great recipes at : www.askchefdennis.com Find me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Find me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Never Miss a Show  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Lawyers, Blogs and Money2014-02-07 19:00:00104  
Wade Harman22,615PicMonkey FREE Trial http://goo.gl/bqnNpf Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 for the best image and photo editing tool you can use for social media here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 @105076725141939280120 and @110581056743381299062 as we talk about the relationship building process as it pertains to email marketing.  How you can bring people in through use of relationship techniques for your opt in listRelationship Marketing #7- Emails & Relationships & Opt Ins2014-02-07 02:00:0051  
Ronnie Bincer115,17922Social makes it possible to Show Live Hangouts on Air (HOA) on Facebook. This is a Public HOA for anyone to enjoy. *Read MORE below to get important Details...* We'll have the CEO and Marketing Head from 22Social here to answer your questions on this great tool for bringing the top 2 social networks together using HOA as the connector. *Check out our live event inside of Facebook using this link: www.22s.com/thehangouthelper/live .* From there, if you want to start playing with your very own 22Social app (building your own pages inside Facebook, etc.) scroll to the bottom of that page and click on _*"Clone This Page"_* or use the _*"Get Your Own Free App"*_ link. _This is the quickest way for you to get this 22Social thing happening._ Optionally you could use our referral link here: www.22s.com/free/60271 This HOA Event is a follow-up to a Private HOA we did recently 1/30/14 for the Hangout Mastery Membership group. We wanted the members to play around with the app after the last show and come here to get their questions addressed by the people that make the app. You 2 can ask questions here. If you'd like to keep up with all the changes and uses for Hangouts and HOA check out the Hangout Mastery Membership site at bit.ly/HangoutMastery === === #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #22Social   #FacebookIntegration   #SocialMediaMarketing  22Social Uses HOA on Facebook - how it works Q&A session2014-02-06 23:00:00144  
Eli Fennell72,401*Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle* A healthy mind and body are crucial to happiness, vitality, and strength.  Healthy lifestyle practices can help protect you against many common ailments. Dr. @100415205453197309031 has been in practice for over thirty years helping people live healthier lives by raising awareness of health-promoting lifestyle choices and identifying the best and safest treatments. Join us on February 6th, 2014 at 1 PM ET for the first in a series of Hangout Shows where Dr. Petrie and other healthcare professionals will share their practical insights into how to live a full, healthy, and pain-free life.  The video link will be shared here 15-minutes before showtime.  We hope to see you there! #YHMshow   #yourhealthmatters  Your Health Matters #12014-02-06 19:00:008  
Lany Sullivan24,813*_Come join us for our first show!_* *For all of our mobile viewers, watch here!* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfOHvJy3t8 We are talking about topics that affect us as women, and _yes_ the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is *YOU*! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls *Meet our first Featured Speaker:* @101696764219780312734 is an entrepreneur juggling several great businesses & projects that all have one thing in common: building a stronger community. Whether that be through her strategy consulting business, The Mia Connect, via CRAVE Denver, a local networking group that she spearheads or TMC Services, her long standing inspection company, Mia stays connected to all things great in Denver and beyond. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business.Working With Men ~ Barb Jasper | Lany Sullivan | Shannon Lemos || Featuring Mia Voss2014-02-06 19:00:00122  
Yifat Cohen87,814*Simply having your site mobile compatible is not enough any more.* Think about it - Why did Facebook take a *mobile first-approach* when they launched Paper today? Why didn't they start with a web experience and think, “How can we strip this down and put it on a small screen?”  Because we engage with our phones and consume information on it differently. *How -Can- Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?* It's not a question of IF, it's a question of when and how, and to answer your most urgent mobile questions I bring to you @110204961428230314896 who is known to be *Holding the hands of the "WHAT IF" and leading them to the "WHY NOT"* *The Power of Partnerships and Networks* Here's the beautiful part of this entire process - you really don't have to go at it alone. Jim is a master connector and he's taking his app to market by partnering with other influencers and big companies. We'll be discussing -  * Mobile marketing and SMB  * Social Network is free but what now and why is it not working  * Advertising does not work?  * The new customer and the forgotten current customer  * The forgotten goal and the "What is in it for me society"  * Power of Partnerships Join us and bring a friend! ------------ #facebookpaper   #mobilemarketing   #hangoutsonair   #mobileapps   #socialnetworking   #partnershiptosuccess   #partnershipsmatter   #unscriptedhangout  How Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?2014-02-06 18:00:0064  
Eli Fennell72,401*Product and Brand Evangelism* Evangelism is about "preaching the good word" of your product or brand.  It requires passion, commitment, and belief in your cause.  Some large companies have a specific job position for Product Evangelism, but everyone who believes in what they're doing or selling needs to be able to evangelize, or to hire someone who can. Join us on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 8 PM ET as we discuss product and brand evangelism (including personal brands) with our amazing guests @109883558834351023746, a.k.a. #k10 , @117740874882168016435, Product Manager at @106157700719175042070 and Technology Advocate at DigitalWhining.com, and @116129081142213730291, Video Editor / VFX Artist who has worked on more than 60 theatrical titles. We'll be discussing how you build and sell your personal and professional brands through evangelism.  We hope to see you there! We will post the YouTube Link about 15 minutes before showtime.  Feel free to share and invite others. #digitalmediaconnections #evangelismDigital Media Connections Show #2 - Product and Brand Evangelism2014-02-06 02:00:0032  
Stephan Hovnanian43,354Welcome to another edition of Google+ Business Spotlight, the show where real business owners talk about how they're using Google+. This week, my co-host @102572320061138442096 of @116266498226740184904 and I are thrilled to have @118256647375752140601 with us of +113951022916222423637. Dr. Porter was featured in one of the best articles about local small businesses and Google+ ever written (http://goo.gl/GzJqd0).  Join us on Wednesday right here on Google+ for Dr. Porter's story, how he's using Google+ for his business, and what tips & strategies he can share with you for your own. *HOUSEKEEPING* Remember, we're entertaining questions now, so start asking in the Event comments!! Don't forget to use #gplusspotlight  when tweeting or sharing on G+. Visit http://www.websighthangouts.com/spotlight to: - Catch up on previous episodes and show notes - Apply to be a guest on the show - Leave feedback - Rate the show #googleplus   #googleplusbusiness  Google+ Business Spotlight: Dr. Isaac Porter, MD2014-02-05 18:30:0056  
Joe Wilcox16,784Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0039  
Ronnie Bincer115,179*Come and learn how the CircleCount tool can help you identify Influencers* in your area of interest on Google Plus. Join +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer on Monday, February 3rd for an interview with +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount.  Nils will teach us how to use CircleCount to find influencers to connect with as well as to learn about an exciting new CircleCount feature launching during the show!  Last week, Christine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _*Upcoming Shows in the Series*_ Monday, February 3rd - www.circlecount.com  +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount will *announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature* that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers.  Monday, February 17th - www.circloscope.com +Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at +Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool.  Monday, March 3rd - www.steadydemand.com/tool/ +Ben Fisher from +Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. Monday, March 17th - http://www.NOD3x.com  Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence.  #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. === === #SocialMediaMarketing   #InfluencerMarketing   #GooglePlusTips   #DataMining  #TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - CircleCount2014-02-03 20:30:00337  
Lany Sullivan24,813**For all of our mobile viewers, here is the YouTube link.** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8DP28imoQ @116246412993050502747 ignites you to shine bright in your business and life. The world  needs you and Eli wants to share and join with you in getting involved. Join Eli every Friday 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm EST for Live HOA that puts successful business owners and action leaders in the spotlight to share their TOP 3 ACTIONS. Get their insider secrets of what made their business and life shine bright.   Each week come to get a game plan for your business and life. Get real time strategies that make your life more fulfilling. Plus each week Eli will give you help with YOUR biggest business challenge. Eli's guest this week is @116537977270642501647. Eli and Barb will be talking about finding your *_diamond_* and how to make money with your *_diamond_*. *Do you have questions for Eli?* Post your questions in the event thread and she will be answer your comments in the last 30 minutes of the show. Eli Davidson is an award winning Entrepreneur whose business advice has been featured on CNN in 134 nations, The Today Show, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. As a mentor she works with established small business owners around the globe to magnetize, monetize and monopolize their markets so that they can contribute to the world. www.elidavidson.comThe Velocity Factor with Eli Davidson2014-01-31 20:00:0076  
Eli Fennell72,401*Social Media and Internet Marketing* There are many ways to use social media and internet marketing successfully.  Our panel of guests @107022061436866576067, @110738178351405818606, and @117778937939543425499 will be talking about how they use these online tools in their careers and in their daily lives, and how to establish an online presence.  Are you reaching the right people, and are you achieving your goals? The show will take place at 8 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  We will paste the link to the YouTube event here 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to join us and to share and invite others to this event! Hashtag: #digitalmediaconnectionsDigital Media Connections Show #1 - Social Media and Internet Marketing2014-01-30 02:00:0057  
Christine & Mia7,632YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJxmYRTcXi8 Join @109501371090969349329 and our January guest host @112472587150551442541 as we welcome our special guest, @107022061436866576067 - if you've ever been curious about his backstory.. then this is the show for you! Wednesday, January 29nd 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @107022061436866576067:  _Mark is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency located in the Boston area. He's pretty sure Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge added "senior" to Mark's title as a veiled reference to his age. He lives in Durham NC, which he regards as Portland OR without a web parody (yet)._ _Mark has been active on Google+ since its third day and has developed a reputation as an expert on using Google+ for business and personal branding, as well as on Google Authorship._ _When he's not singlehandedly trying to eliminate Google+'s "ghost town" image by posting there at least once every 10 minutes, you'll find Mark playing mandolin in a New Orleans-style second line band called The Bulltowns Strutters, and competing in storyslam events._ This week's show is sponsored by: @108303669164547823402  is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com @108712904755834193601  We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops.  http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734 spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir   & #WhatsYourStory   #15MinutesOnAir with Christine & Mia featuring Mark Traphagen & Guest Host Craig Fifield2014-01-29 20:30:00192  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932*Mobile Use this Link* -http://youtu.be/5P6P-hVRamA Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the seventh show in our series on How to Use Google+ Effectively   This weeks topic will be *Google+ Communities, Which you should Join, How to Use them and Starting Your Own Community* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 27th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Communities2014-01-27 19:00:00157  
Nautical Ventures608@101251568652243705725 Will Be Rocking Out at the KISS Country Chili Cook-Off *Ticket Price: Sold Out; Tune to KISS Country 99.9 for Giveaways* *Chili Cook-Off Website:*   http://goo.gl/7EQUYX ... In addition to the Cook-Off, Kiss Country will be featuring an amazing lineup of performers, including @118301459150873445969, @117154143429450885853, @102794481462729230890, @115369006982258479244,  and @105518876723405136487. We'll be updating our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube Pages throughout the event, so even if you're not there, you'll feel like you are. Good food, good music, and good fun with great people. We hope to see you there! #chilicookoff   #countrymusic  KISS Country 99.9 Chili Cook-Off 20142014-01-26 08:30:003  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Join me this Friday for the  *Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy Edition* *Mobile Users Youtube Link* - http://youtu.be/iUQo5P2m960 This week my guests will be: +Laurie Laizure Founder of Customized Walls and Interior Design Community on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru. +Susan Serra Certified Kitchen Designer • Certified Aging in Place Specialist • Founder/Mfr: Bornholm Kitchen • Founder/Curator: Scandinavian Made • Speaker on Kitchen Design • Blog Author • Kitchen Industry Brand Consultant • Media Go-To Source on Kitchen Design • Kitchen Geek & Surprisingly Accurate Kitchen Soothsayer +Carolyn Capern Star-Spangled Canadian  Partner at CT Social, Social Media Strategist, Long-Term Management and Business Development Consultant, Book Worm, Content Writer, Geek and Star Wars Enthusiast +Greg Trujillo  Partner of CT Social, Chief Marketing Technologist, Social Media Strategist, Lead Developer, Web Analyst, Social Media Strategist, and Technology Consultant Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Kitchen, Bath and Interior Design of your home, Social Media Strategy and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 24th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Follow me on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy2014-01-24 19:00:00155  
Mia Voss36,512Click here for the direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbmTXqvexhA Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we are featuring @102874181378039374952 @114414831154896320161 @112149507901294093321 & @107499215004519214139 on the panel! Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @102874181378039374952   - Marketing Strategist, Business Developer, Pinterest RockStar!  http://www.pinterest.com/ivaignjatovic/ @114414831154896320161   - Moore Consortium - Behavioural Psychologist and Firewalk Trainer @112149507901294093321 -  #SocialMediaGuia  Marketer, Blogger & Web Traffic expert.  THE woman to know in Panama! @107499215004519214139  - +The Social Media Hat - Social Media Manager, Hootsuite Consultant, Star Wars Aficionado Topics:  Building international relationships, leadership, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Awesome Accents Friday, January 24th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1fSkJRb Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate  @114900731353476318395 Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow     #GetYourLearnOn            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Anabell Hilarski & Mike Allton2014-01-24 18:00:00190  
Wade Harman22,615FREE GIFT http://goo.gl/76MzI1 Sponsored By +PicMonkey to help you build social media images, banners, and image profiles http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Ryan Hanley +Jason T. Wiser  and our guest host +Eli Fennell as we discuss what it takes to build the Loyalty factor in the relationship.  What makes people keep coming back, and what you can do to establish this kind of relationship with them.Relationship Marketing #5- How To Build Loyalty2014-01-23 22:30:00106  
Eric Enge26,442*Relationships, Influence and Marketing* What role will these play in your marketing mix in 2014? Are you worried about the _content marketing glut_?  How will you stand out? @111552522175915203592, @110619855408549015935, @107022061436866576067, and I will take these topics on and due our level best to see if we can help make some useful suggestions. The live broadcast YouTube link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vBqqIIQHus The show will take place at 3 PM ET on Thursday January 23, 2014.  We will post the live YouTube link here 15 minutes before showtime. Watch the trailer for more info on the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XUK3L0xXMk Please feel free to share the event or invite others!What's In a Relationship? (And Who Cares?)2014-01-23 21:00:00199  
Jesse Wojdylo993,108In this video +Randy Wilson and I discuss just how long it takes to run a popular website.How Much Time, Per Week, Does It Take to Run a Popular Website?2014-01-23 18:52:3612  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,472Part 2 of this series of ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chats, where we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients? Our panel includes +AJ Kohn +Bill Slawski and  +Ammon Johns  Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business. Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering. As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact? And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market? It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Part 2 - Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-21 21:00:0070  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932*Mobile Users use this link* : http://youtu.be/U6kFI-5yLeI Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the sixth show in our series on *How to Use Google+ Effectively*   This weeks topic will be *Google Publisher and How to connect it with your Blog, Profile and Brand Page* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 20th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Publisher2014-01-20 19:00:00135  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Join me this Friday for the   This week my guests will be: +Lany Sullivan *Social Media Go 2 Girl, Blogger, Online Outreach Marketer and Google Plus Training Specialist* +Kelly Senyei *Founder of Just a Taste, On-Camera Host, Author of Food Blogging For Dummies and Professionally Trained Chef* +Mark Seydel *Self proclaimed Blogtrovert and Mental Health Advocate, H.O.A. Junkie, and HOAShows.com* +Lynn Abate-Johnson *Business Consulting, Brand Evangelism, Kick-ass Community Building, Blogger and Foodie* Stop by Friday as we chat about *Google+, HOA's, Marketing, Blogging* and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 17th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google Plus - Blogging, Branding and Marketing Oh my!2014-01-17 19:00:00171  
Mia Voss36,512Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @108723851490239396050 -  TV host, celebrity life coach, Fortune 100 consultant and WNBA Champion, BadAss - http://franharris.com/ @116049412326685043114 of @109443498013606253208  & @104387705093966958943 - Google+ Hangout on Air Producer | Digital Event Planner | Live Tweeter | Passionate Mom @106100021899687161101  Lance helps businesses make their mark on Google Plus and maintain a balanced approach to life. Ever heard of the phrase transformational sharing? He's going to tell us allll about it!  Topics: With this panel? Well take your pick! It's going to be #uberawesome  But I know we'll cover  how rebranding, social media, online business & any questions YOU have for the panel! Friday, January 17th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC011714 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Nikol Murphy, Fran Harris & Lance Fields2014-01-17 18:00:00206  
Eric Enge26,442*Masters Course in Being a Great HOA Host* Want to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a _tiny bit_ (;->) of HOA hosting experience. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP-QfLGiCuw @108210288375340023376 will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are @113055030863291439319 , @102898672602346817738, and @101696764219780312734. This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00374  
Jason T. Wiser21,780*Which comment system is best for your blog?*  Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Mobile Viewers http://jtw.bz/u2beCom  Join the event http://jtw.bz/comEvent  Have you ever thought about comment systems?  If not maybe maybe it's because you didn't know you had options.  If you knew about options, you've asked yourself, “Which comment system is the best?” That's why I have invited +Mark Traphagen    and  +David Amerland  to help us make a more informed decision about comment systems. Also we will be joined by my good friend  +Donart Nummer  We will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of these four options: Google+ Comments, Facebook Comments, Disqus, and native WordPress ⇒ Can you improve SEO by amassing lots of comments? ⇒ Is there any value to “owning your comments" in a local database? ⇒ Do the SERPs Index comments? ⇒ What is the single most valuable thing about comments? Each of our panelists will give us *3 important facts* about “comment best practices specific to SEO and the Semantic Web” that we need to know   Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips   ====================================================== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends Circle +Mark Traphagen   and  +David Amerland and +Donart Nummer    on G+ ====================================================== #commenting   #wordpresscomments   #googlepluscomments   #disqus   #comments   #blogcommenting   #blogcomments  Which Comment System is best for my Blog?2014-01-16 19:00:00156  
Wade Harman22,615YOUR FREE GIFT IS AT MY SITE: http://www.wadeharman.com/hangouts Sponsored by +PicMonkey for your social media image editing needs! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Neal Schaffer +Lee Smallwood and my guest host +Les Dossey as we discuss some tips on how you can connect rapidly with your online audience to build your connections and relationships online!Relationship Marketing #5- Tips on Connecting Rapidly2014-01-16 18:00:0065  
Christine & Mia7,632Join +Christine & Mia and our January guest host +Craig Fifield to interview special guest +Eli Davidson this week. *Wednesday, January 15th* 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest: +Eli Davidson is a nationally acclaimed female motivational keynote speaker, executive coach, award winning author, and corporate spokesperson. _If playing small is no longer an option this show is JUST for YOU. The worst day of my life sparked $100K DAYS and is helping kids in Africa. It’s still hard to talk about it. I fell in love- in love so bad that going to Costco was like going to Paris. You get the picture. I closed my business to move to Hawaii to get married. Baby, my abs looked really good. On a Wednesday morning my fiancé woke up and announced that he didn't know if he wanted to be in a relationship with anyone. And then asked me to get on a plane and go back to LA…..that day. So, in February 2011 I didn’t know how I would be able to pay my rent. I was a mess to put it mildly. That diamond I had given back was a symbol. A diamond is the most condensed form of wealth on the planet. I had to find the diamond inside myself. What was my value and contribution and how could I help others?_ _I am an entrepreneur so this took me on a journey of discovering the “diamond in my business “. By uncovering that value (and I will continue to be a student of this for the rest of my life) and creating those diamond systems I took my business from $4k a month to $100,000 days of sales and over $1million in sales in 2 years. Then I got to mentor other business owners to use those same systems. I guess it sounds self-serving, but that is not the intention. Women in particular have told me this story gives them the courage to stop playing small and go for it themselves. I am so excited to be on the show so I can give some tangible tools to help people now._ _I believe that small business can and must be a genuine engine of good works. What if every entrepreneur gave back to the planet? Now, helping business owners is a way to help make our world a better place. My life is pretty unrecognizable from a few years ago. I am still in awe. In my last event we just raised $25,000 to adopt a village and teach entrepreneurship in Africa. That is the point of all this. There is just so much good we can do together!_  *This week's show is sponsored by:* +CT Social  CT Social, LLC is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House   We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The ho#15 Minutes w/Christine & Mia featuring Eli Davidson and guest host Craig Fifield2014-01-15 20:30:00121  
Dustin W. Stout55,308It's been a while but now it's time to bring back the dustn.tv interview like Justin Timberlake brought back _sexy_! (You know, cause it never really went away, it was just time to step it up a notch.) I'll be starting a new series of interviews with +Aaron Wood. So who is he? Apparently, someone with a lot of interesting things to talk about. Take one look at his _Bragging rights_ section on his Google+ profile and you'll be just as eager to talk to him as I am.  I'm not going to be pulling any punches on this one, so grab a cup of coffee, slip on your Saturday robe and join me for the first +dustn.tv interview of 2014! We'll be starting promptly at 8am PST (11am EST).  I'll be activating the Q&A app right before going live so you can ask any questions about #Design , #Creativity  or #SocialMedia . You can also leave any questions in the comments section of this post/event page.  Official hashtag for the event: #dustntvinterview  Return of the dustn.tv Interview: Aaron Wood2014-01-11 17:00:2639  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Join me this Friday for the *Baby it's Cold Outside Editon of Good Day Google+* This week my guests will be: +Jason T. Wiser  Owner of Webination Station Digital Strategy Development.  Digital Strategy / Web Development / Social Media +Ben Fisher  Internet Marketing / Social SEO Strategist / Co-Founder of Steady Demand - Business Brand Page Management on Google+  +David F. Leopold  Small Business Owner and Founder of  smallbizdavidfoundation.org / and David's Barter - Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Directory   +jean Layton  Naturopathic Physician / Gluten-Free Blogger / Author / and  owner of Wingwoman Productions specializing in Google+ Technical Assistance   Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Marketing,  Improving your diet, and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 10th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google + - The Baby it's Cold Outside Edition2014-01-10 19:00:00135  
Mia Voss36,512Time for another @109324423871490315778  Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @111238595346429376929  @108514565934812016751  @110619855408549015935  @113884560496712884472  Topics: Leveling the gender playing field on Google Plus, stories from Vegas & the @th and more! Friday, January 10th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC11014 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to @109324423871490315778  community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Lany Sullivan, Shannon Hernandez, Eli Fennell & Leah Segedie2014-01-10 18:00:00234  
Craig “The Tech Teacher” Chamberlin80,882*Looking To Improve Your Google+ Hangouts?* Thursday, on a very special episode of The PCM Tech Help Show - +Craig Chamberlin and +Mia Voss with +The Mia Connect cover the essential things you need to know for creating, promoting and having fun with Google+ Hangouts. *We will touch on the following questions:*   Who is Mia?   What are Hangouts?   Whats a Hangout On Air?   What About Private Hangouts?   Viewer Questions   Hangouts For Business   The Tools You'll Need   The Power Of Interviews   The New Live TV   Mia and Craig's Top Tip   Viewer Questions *All Questions Are Welcome!* *The PCM Tech Help Show* _Free Professional Business & Technology Training_ Broadcasts LIVE Daily via Hangouts On Air Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 PM EST - 11:00 PM EST Brought To You By: http://www.pcmtechhelp.com *Get The Best Deals On Top Products At Amazon! All purchases made after clicking the Amazon affiliate link below help support the show!* http://amzn.to/JI5xax (affiliate) *Make Sure You Subscribe, +1, Like & Share!* https://www.youtube.com/user/PCMichiana #business   #technology   #tech   #training   #tutorial   #guide   #hangoutsonair   #broadcast   #live   #show   #question   #answer   #lesson   #professional   #miavoss   #themiaconnect  Mastering Hangouts with Mia Voss & Craig Chamberlin2014-01-10 04:00:00136  
Wade Harman22,615Your FREE Gift! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP3 Sponsored by +PicMonkey  for social media image editing http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +David Amerland  +Chef Dennis Littley and my guest host +Mark Traphagen  as we discuss the importance of trust and how that pertains to effective relationship building here on Google Plus.  Mark recently wrote a Hiaku Deck called "Trust the Currency of Relationships"  We'll get into some of that and how we use this to build our relationships.Relationship Marketing #5- Trust in Relationship Building2014-01-10 02:00:00188  
David F “SmallBizDavid” Leopold3,984International Executive Chef and Food Blogger with 400,000 followers, "Chef Dennis" is not only a leading Food Expert, he has fantastic insight on how to make Google+ work for any business.                   "Life is good when you're able to do what you love!"                                           Chef Dennis Littley"Dreaming With Entrepreneurs"-- CHEF DENNIS LITTLEY2014-01-07 18:30:0075  
Wade Harman22,615Your Free 1 month trial https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP2 Sponsored by +PicMonkey see how I create amazing images for my social media posts here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Rebekah Radice +Jeff Sieh and +Lany Sullivan  as they discuss how relationship marketing is one of the most important elements in online business.  Hear how an influencer makes relationships and builds connections online, especially Google Plus, and see what they're doing that is different from the way you build connections.  What does the influencer look for, how do they act, and how different is it for them vs "regular" people. Sponsored by +PicMonkey where all of your image editing needs can be supplied.  Build a great social media update image that will turn heads and draw attention here: http://goo.gl/9EIPKlRelationship Marketing Show #4- How An Influencer Builds Relationships2014-01-04 02:00:00106  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Join me this Friday as we dive into the world of *SEO on Google+*  This week my guests will be: SEO and Content Marketing Specialist / CEO of Stone Temple Consulting @113690073826160821557  Google+ SEO Specialist / Social Media & Search Optimization for Business Consultant @110133760398936676625  SMO and SEO specialist also consulting in Search engine marketing (SEM), Social media management (SMM)  @114024191415895144726  Gluten-free recipe developer, baking expert, author, consultant and creator of Jules Gluten Free Flour & Baking Mixes @108409944799738303561  Join us as we chat about SEO, SMO, Google+, Life and our plans for 2014  on Google Plus  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 3rd at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - SEO Edition2014-01-03 19:00:00185  
Mia Voss36,512The very first +The Mia Connect Power Chat of 2014! Very excited to roll out the new show format/direction. We will, of course, cover online & social media topics but we'll also bringing exciting interviews each week with influencers & innovators from all types of industries. This week we welcome a full panel of fabulous guests - check them out & make sure to follow them! We'll be chatting about business trends, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more.   +Jeff Sieh  - http://hisdesignonline.com/ +Jenn Herman  - http://jennstrends.com/ +Debi Davis  -  http://www.3ddebi.com/ +Kevin Green - https://twitter.com/FixedOpsGenius +Scott Scowcroft  - http://bit.ly/18WIhRM Friday, January 3rd at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC0114 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy       Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow  The Mia Connect Power Chat2014-01-03 18:00:00170  
Christine & Mia7,632*New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON!* Join us as we spotlight some amazing people here on Google Plus! Hosts +Christine DeGraff & +Mia Voss will be interviewing an all star panel of guests throughout the 4 hour show! #NewYearsHOA *Sponsored By:* +Webfluential  Webfluential is the platform linking brands to influencers to monetize syndication to their audience. Beginning today, Webfluential is accepting applications from US based influencers. It will open to US advertisers from 1 February 2014. The link to apply is https://webfluenti.al/users/register. *Sponsored By:* +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  +Christine & Mia would like to give a special thanks to our faithful sponsor Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House for their continued support of our efforts here on G+. We look forward to staying at http://www.InnDC.com in 2014 for a live show and HIRL. Guests and topics include: 1:30pm-2:30pm EST  Topic: The Importance of Branding (Business/Personal) and Authenticity in 2014.  Guests: +Dustin W. Stout +Demian Farnworth +Keith Bloemendaal +Nicholas Cardot  Guest Host: +Jason T. Wiser  2:30pm-3:30pm EST  Topic: How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make an Impact in 2014. Guests: +Dino Dogan +Mike Allton +Ronnie Bincer +Ben Fisher Guest Host: +David Oldenburg  3:30pm-4:15pm EST  Topic: Some of our past guests and guest hosts are back to tell us what they are working on in 2014. Guests: +Greg Trujillo +Carolyn Capern +Bethan Davies +Sam Stormborn Ormandy +Krithika Rangarajan  Guest Host: +Lance Fields  4:15pm-5:00pm EST  Topic: What's Your Story? and Predictions for 2014 Guests:  +David F Leopold +Stan Bush +Michael Mason +Craig Fifield Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  5:00pm-5:30pm EST (30 minutes) Topic: What's Your Story? Guests: Audience Participation Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  Our guests will be sharing their stories, recapping 2013, predicting what's to come for 2014 and more. Topics will include: business, social media tools, blogging, strategy, resolutions we plan to break... you name it! The audience will also be able to "jump on the stage" during the last half hour of the programming - we'll turn the floor over to YOU, the audience, and bring some of you into the panel to tell us your story.  *Wednesday, January 1, 2014* starting at 10:30am PST/11:30am MST/12:30pm CST/ 1:30pm EST Find your timezone here: http://bit.ly/NewYearsMarathonChristine & Mia's New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON2014-01-01 19:30:00396  
Mia Voss36,512*WEEKEND EDITION*  This week on the final +The Mia Connect  #SocialMediaPowerChat  of 2013, this amazing panel line up will give us their take on the year in social media as well as discuss some of their favorite topics including semantic search, blogging and YouTube! *Panel Guests* +David Amerland - author of #GoogleSemanticSearch   +Dustin W. Stout of  #DustnTV  - web designer & blogger +Ileane Smith of +Basic Blog Tips  - Blogger & Online Expert +Craig Chamberlin - #YouTube  expert/smartypants *Special thanks to our show sponsors* +Edge Ad Exchange  & +TheCraftStar.com  *Sunday December 29th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/SMPCTime1229 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy   Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #SocialMediaTips    Social Media Power Chat Weekend Edition2013-12-29 18:00:00257  
Chef Dennis Littley945,932Join me this Friday for *The Pre-New Years Eve Edition of Good Day Google+*   This week my guests will be  *Online Money Show Host*  +David Oldenburg   *Blogger/ Author/ and Publisher of The Smart School House* +Kelly Dixon  *Social Media Marketing and Technology Guru* +Eli Fennell and *Strategist & Community Builder* +Leah Segedie  Join us as we chat about life, Google+ and our plans for a *Rockin' New Year on Google Plus*  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, December 27th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - The Pre-New Years Eve Edition2013-12-27 19:00:00132  
Yifat Cohen87,814METal is an exclusive gathering of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media, entertainment and technology space. Their events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in our community. *One time sneak-view into METal's private meetings* This week, Tim Sanders, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and former Yahoo! executive will be speaking about *Creating the Sale* The soul of this belief, comes from that creatives of all types have a passion for what they are doing because they are chasing the truth and doing “what’s right” with their lives. This is the fuel for their inventive thinking. They don’t deduce their way to the close, they create new worlds that bring everyone together. Much like a marketing executive or a software engineer, they bring their creativity to work everyday and find new joy in selling. *Many of us have one thing in common:* We are creative types trapped inside a body that is focused on a professional career, at this week’s COED METal, Featured speaker Tim Sanders will show us how to *become a creative sales genius.* Tim will show how the “funnel system” of sales is outdated, primal at this point in it’s assumptions. Each time we look at sales as a numbers game, we reduce people to statistics. That’s bad for our brand, future relationships and our sales-karma. This talk is perfect for any professional who faces a complicated sales process or an entrepreneur who is up against a high wall of resistance in selling his or her idea This week’s featured speaker is Best Selling Author Tim Sanders. Tim’s business expertise and deep research capabilities make him indispensable to some of the biggest brands in the world. He speaks for strong business relationships, both internal and external. *“Get them right,” he says, “and you’ll grow your business during good and bad times alike.”* Tim’s relevant point of view and reputation as a people expert makes him one of the most in demand keynote speakers on the conference and convention circuit. *ENTERTAINMENT* Enjoy the music of Freddie Ravel and Jhameel during this event. *Freddie Ravel* has two infectious passions: creating purpose-driven music and applying its proven effectiveness in helping entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations thrive. As an internationally-acclaimed Producer, Pianist, Presenter and Founder of the transformational engine BUSINESS HARMONICS® - an award-winning peak performance program and methodology to enhance leadership, collaboration and time management - Freddie brings an extensive track record of star power success in innovation, performance and product creation. Battlefy started as a league management platform that catered to micro-organizers like college eSports clubs. It quickly advanced into heavyweight territory when an independent game publisher with a zealous following approached Battlefy to run a world championship on its platform. Battlefy is making history by reacExclusive sneak view Hangout to Metal International's meeting2013-12-21 18:30:0086  
Wade Harman22,615Our first HOA for all of the members of the Relationship Marketing Community!  Not a member?  It's ok!  Come and join us this Friday as we do the meet and greet and get to know each other better!  I've got some cool topics to discuss with the panel too!Relationship Marketing Community HOA2013-12-21 00:00:0020  
Wade Harman22,615Join Myself, +Christine DeGraff & +Shannon Hernandez & +Shannon Lemos as we discuss different strategies that will help you build your relationships for your business online.  As you know, the closer people are to you, the more responsive they are to your content.  This week we'll be discussing the future relationships and the people that are watching you right now that you may not have a clue of!  How to consistently make an impression online, and what to do to always make an impression.  It's important to understand how you want people to see you. I'd like to thank my sponsor +Social Media Marketing University for allowing me to offer you this *FREE Gift* of one month in their _Inner Circle_ here: http://goo.gl/ncSASQ Every Monday, that’s FOUR TIMES PER MONTH, they have a live coaching webinar that you or a staff member can attend. Each coaching session covers specific up-to-date “what’s really working now” topics that will keep you far ahead of your competition, who simply don’t have access to this kind of up-to-date information outside of our exclusive Social Media Inner Circle.    - Want to know about the latest Facebook strategies that work?    - Want to know what to avoid on LinkedIn? Want to know which tools you can use to cut your social media time down to just a few minutes a day instead of hours?     -Want to know which tools to avoid like the plague!? The Social Media Inner Circle brings together the best of the best experts in each of FIVE key areas of Social Media. That means you can get the support and hand-holding you need to master ALL the skills needed to become successful from real experts. This is what the Social Media Inner Circle is solely designed to do. Get your free gift now! http://goo.gl/ncSASQRelationship Marketing Show #3- Building The Future Relationship2013-12-20 02:00:00120  
Eric Enge26,442*Want to Become a Social Media Rockstar?* There is so much to be gained by building a strong social media presence.  Yet how to you do it?  It is not simply given to you, you have to go out there and earn it. Here is the YouTube link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7SZzVln-8 Please join +Marty Weintraub and I as we talk about how to do just that.  Watch the trailer for more info, or do it just for its amusement value. The #dmeshow  will air on Thursday December 19th at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  The live broadcast YouTube link will be posted here about 15 minutes before show time! Please feel free to share this event or invite others!How to Become a Social Media Rockstar2013-12-19 21:00:00222  
Ronnie Bincer115,179*So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?* If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. *Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.* If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now. As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0Ba We'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do *Limited Broadcasts* via _*Private HOAs*_ - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system. This means that every business/person has their own *Private Broadcasting Channel*... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! _The key is to know how to use the stuff properly_... this session will get you started. If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP === === #HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips   _Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ..._So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00393  
Jesse Wojdylo993,108Over the last few months I have noticed many people using Twitter to supplement Google+ or the other way around. I think there are some very effective strategies that can be used. This week we will get some of those strategies out on the table. All the information you need on Google Plus Chat is available here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ In December of last year I really jumped on Twitter in a big way as I love the real time updates and the sports engagement. This has yet to come to Google+ so I spend my weekends chatting it up with college football and college basketball folks. While doing that I notice plenty of other awesome social media users that know and love the Google+ platform. This led me to these discussion questions: 1. How long have you been active on Twitter? 2. Do you use Twitter for pleasure or business? Or pain? 3. Do you auto post to Twitter? Do you post Google+ Posts? 4. How do you use Twitter to supplement Google+? 5. Mention some active Twitter users that may enjoy Google+ 6. Do you want a Google Plus Chat on Christmas Eve? Please join us for #googlepluschat  on Twitter every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est. We will discuss if there will be a Christmas Eve event or not. Either way, join us this week!Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-12-17 20:00:0051  
Dustin W. Stout55,308Bringing together 7 social media power houses, we'll be talking about the current state of social media and where we're headed in 2014. We'll be talking about the top social networks including: - Google+ - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest Guests include +Jeff Sieh, +Jenn Herman, +Jesse Wojdylo, +Mia Voss, +Mike Allton, +Stephan Hovnanian, and of course myself.  Add your questions to the event page now and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the event. And be sure to put your social pants on, because it should be a heck of a ride!  Event courtesy of +dustn.tv - dustn.tv.The State of Social Media 20142013-12-14 18:00:00184  
Yifat Cohen87,814*Let's see what a radio interview _looks_ like on a Hangout* +Larry King, +Simon Mainwaring, +Maria Quiban and now me! But this time - not just radio, but a Hangout with YOU! What can be better than that?!? I'll be talking Google+ and Hangouts for Business Rockstars with +Ken Rutkowski this Friday - *join us on a Hangout or call into the studio!* +Business Rockstars is a weekly show on KFWB, Talk 980 for ENTREPRENEURS by entrepreneurs. Every Monday through Friday, 2-4pm Ken Rutkowski connects the listener to some of the biggest names in business to share their experience and knowledge of entrepreneurship +Business Rockstars do not just create game-changing companies, they become a brand. Each show will introduce you to these Rockstars, their business experiences and amazing stories behind them. Ken Rutkowski has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week and has hosted technology radio shows on CNET, CBS and online. ------------------ #googouts   #businessrockstars   #gplusgotogal  Business Rockstars with Yifat Cohen2013-12-13 23:15:0089  
Jesse Wojdylo993,108+Rand Wilson will be joining me for a special Wojdylo Show this Friday. He recently wrote an article explaining everything he knows about SEO in 1068 words. There is much more about the event here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/wojdylo-show-special-guests/ If you want to get edumacated with a good laugh I would suggest checking out this 15 minute hangout. I promise it will be worth your time. #tws  Everything Rand Wilson Knows About SEO2013-12-13 19:00:0021  
Wade Harman22,615Join +Wade Harman  +Mike Allton   and +Mia Voss and my special guest host +Craig Fifield   as we discuss the value of building relationships online.  How to make that relationship stronger by taking the next step to concrete the connection.  We'll discuss how that affects the relationship and the positives that you can benefit from in taking the time to do it right! Relationship Marketing Hangout is proudly sponsored by +PicMonkey     All of your free image editing needs here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl   PicMonkey has allowed me to give a great freebie to the one's that attend this hangout so be sure to come by and learn about how you can start creating better images for you social media! Here's your free +PicMonkey gift for attending! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPRelationship Marketing- Taking The Next Step2013-12-13 02:00:00104  
Jesse Wojdylo993,108Google Glass and driving has been a very hot topic over the last several months. Please join the +Law Offices of David Azizi, +David Azizi and myself for a very special Hangout on Air discussing the legal issues surrounding Google Glass and driving. If you have considered driving with Google Glass in the state of California you will want to watch this Hangout on Air. Much more on the topic here: http://www.davidazizipersonalinjury.com/blog/google-glass-legal-wear-driving-california/ Thanks to +Brian Gundersen and +Isaac Porter, MD for the previous research used. #throughglass   #glasswhiledriving  Is Google Glass Legal to Wear While Driving in California?2013-12-12 04:30:0027  
Wade Harman22,615Join +Wade Harman in his show *Relationship Marketing*!  The very first show in a weekly series I will be doing.  My first guests will be +Mark Traphagen and +Eli Fennell, and we'll be discussing how to build relationships with that influential person and what it's like from both sides.  Come and join us as we talk about different strategies that will help you cultivate relationships out of basic connections! Sponsored by +Discover North Carolina and +The Mast Farm Inn, visit http://goo.gl/E8AFR for more information on your vacation to North Carolina! #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  Relationship Marketing2013-12-06 02:00:00154  
Eric Enge26,442All this buzz about content marketing must be there for some reason, right?  You bet!  At 3 PM ET (Boston time) next Thursday (12/5/13) on the DME Show I will be interviewing +Brian Clark the CEO of Copyblogger.  He has been doing content marketing from the very beginning.  He never fell into any SEO traps, and his business has thrived. The live YouTube Link will be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPX1LVQ_PT8 Please join us for the show, please share it with others, and please invite others.  Do all three!  This should be a fantastic discussion.Content Marketing is King, No, Really2013-12-05 21:00:00232  
Jesse Wojdylo993,108Google+ comments being integrated into YouTube has been the "talk of the town" for the last 72 hours. We will be discussing how this affects YouTube channels. We will also discuss how it can be helpful to grow an audience. As always, the questions and information about #googlepluschat  is located here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ If you are new to #googlepluschat  please feel free to reach out to me and I can help you join and watch the conversation. There are many that consume the content from afar as they simply watch. This is possible with the TWUBS tool we use. Once again, feel free to reach out to myself, @107290419352782290509 or @105076725141939280120 for more information on getting involved with #googlepluschat . Here are the questions in text format: 1. Introduce yourself, where you are from and what you do 2. Do you have an active YouTube channel? What is it? 3. Where do you watch most of your YouTube videos? Mobile? Desktop? Tablet? 4. Have you commented more with the Google+ integration? 5. What are ways users can build an audience through YouTube with Google+ comments? 6. Are Google+ comments for YouTube a bad thing? Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est for a fun and exciting conversation. #googlepluschat  Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-11-12 20:00:0025  
Google+13,940,451The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033489  
Ronnie Bincer115,179I rarely use this "On Air" option for events... I'm trying to see if people I invite can be added to the guest list, and say Yes, No, Maybe, etc. to this invitation. I thought they could but a fellow G+er thinks that maybe they can't, so here we go! Can you help out by asking fellow testers (via the *Invite more people* button) to join in for a bit and get added to the guest list? You can say "yes" or "no" or "maybe" yourself too! Thanks for helping... it may help me with one more issue re. the Events tool as I continue my research on how all its bits and pieces function as I prep my eBook on this topic.This is a TEST of the 'On Air Event' functions, it is only a test ;-)2013-03-02 07:00:0065  
Ronnie Bincer115,179*Come Join in the Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day Hangout...* Put on yer Pirate Hat (via Google Effects)... and say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ Upload yer favorite photos and Videos to commemorate the day. Inspired by this site: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ I set up a *Hangout that lasts all day...* join in the merriment. Invite yer friends & mates, share and share alike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I Use these Blue link videos to spice up your comments (right/ctrl-click on them, copy/paste into the comments in the event and elsewhere on Google+): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-iiJ0lVscI  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I I'll be in and out all day... *Carry on without me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ ...* #TalkLikeAPirateDay   #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay  International Talk Like a Pirate Day! ...join in Arrgh!2012-09-19 08:00:0017  

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2017-04-26 17:00:07 (173 comments; 51 reshares; 345 +1s; )Open 

Artificial Womb Could Help Save Premature Birth Babies

A team of medical researchers have created an 'artificial womb' and used it to gestate baby sheep for the last four weeks of their gestational period, after which they were switched onto a ventilator. The sheep 'born' from this process appear normal and healthy compared with sheep naturally born from their mothers after the same period of development within the womb.

This is not a full blown womb in the sense that it could be used to gestate an organism from beginning to end of the process, the mother is still necessary for critical early development, but could some day help prematurely born human babies have better health and survival outcomes.

Analogized to the span of human gestational development, the sheep would have been approximately 22-24 weeks old when moved to the artificial wombs. ... more »

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2017-04-26 17:00:07 (173 comments; 51 reshares; 345 +1s; )Open 

Artificial Womb Could Help Save Premature Birth Babies

A team of medical researchers have created an 'artificial womb' and used it to gestate baby sheep for the last four weeks of their gestational period, after which they were switched onto a ventilator. The sheep 'born' from this process appear normal and healthy compared with sheep naturally born from their mothers after the same period of development within the womb.

This is not a full blown womb in the sense that it could be used to gestate an organism from beginning to end of the process, the mother is still necessary for critical early development, but could some day help prematurely born human babies have better health and survival outcomes.

Analogized to the span of human gestational development, the sheep would have been approximately 22-24 weeks old when moved to the artificial wombs. ... more »

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2017-04-20 12:30:05 (64 comments; 19 reshares; 458 +1s; )Open 

Google To Build Ad Blocking Into Chrome Browser?

Google may be about to do the seemingly unthinkable: join the ad blocker game by building ad blocking tech directly into their popular Chrome web browser.

Of course, there is a caveat: reports suggest it would allow through ads which meet the standards of good online ads specified by the industry group Coalition for Better Ads.

Ads which are disruptive and/or intrusive would be disallowed, and it is quite possible that Google's approach with Chrome would block all ads on sites where any ads violate the CBA guidelines.

This would then be a defensive move, ultimately, to dissuade users from installing 3rd party ad blockers, which might block Google ads or extort payments from them to allow their ads through, as well to dissuade them from switching browsers.

#AdBlock #Chrome

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2017-05-26 18:30:10 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Google Algorithm​ Update Prediction: Google will be forced to downrank sites that ask for Notification permission without good reason.

This won't be easy because the reasons a site asks for Notification permission can be complex. Some sites really need to ask right away because the user experience would be less positive.

But I am 100% sure that not every site I randomly see an article on needs to ask for Notification permission, which seems to be how it works these days. This disrupts the user experience, especially as we likely encountered your site through an app and would prefer continue using that app than sign up for your shitty Notifications.

tl;dr Version - Your site is probably not so important to me I want Notifications. So be honest and don't bug me. And if you annoy me now, before I feel I need you, I may not be accessible if I decide later thatm... more »

Google Algorithm​ Update Prediction: Google will be forced to downrank sites that ask for Notification permission without good reason.

This won't be easy because the reasons a site asks for Notification permission can be complex. Some sites really need to ask right away because the user experience would be less positive.

But I am 100% sure that not every site I randomly see an article on needs to ask for Notification permission, which seems to be how it works these days. This disrupts the user experience, especially as we likely encountered your site through an app and would prefer continue using that app than sign up for your shitty Notifications.

tl;dr Version - Your site is probably not so important to me I want Notifications. So be honest and don't bug me. And if you annoy me now, before I feel I need you, I may not be accessible if I decide later that maybe getting Notifications from you is worth it. Earn my loyalty.___

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2017-05-23 14:00:44 (21 comments; 11 reshares; 127 +1s; )Open 

The 'Energy Revolutions' That Powered Evolution

Understanding how life evolved as it did on Earth is a fundamental quest of the evolutionary sciences, with applications both for the life history of our world as well as the quest to find life elsewhere in the cosmos.

It has long been considered helpful to describe life history on this planet as a series of unfolding stages. Not only does such an approach make it easier to understand, but also fits with the fossil evidence showing life occurring in a series of 'explosions' of new categories and forms of life (i.e. evolution is an ongoing process, but speciation and the emergence of new categories of lifeforms occurred far more rapidly during certain periods).

A new article published in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests a new and foundational way to categorize the stages of life on Earth as a series... more »

The 'Energy Revolutions' That Powered Evolution

Understanding how life evolved as it did on Earth is a fundamental quest of the evolutionary sciences, with applications both for the life history of our world as well as the quest to find life elsewhere in the cosmos.

It has long been considered helpful to describe life history on this planet as a series of unfolding stages. Not only does such an approach make it easier to understand, but also fits with the fossil evidence showing life occurring in a series of 'explosions' of new categories and forms of life (i.e. evolution is an ongoing process, but speciation and the emergence of new categories of lifeforms occurred far more rapidly during certain periods).

A new article published in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests a new and foundational way to categorize the stages of life on Earth as a series of energy epochs, as living things accessed new and better forms of energy.

Broadly, the suggested schema identifies five overlapping epochs: geochemical energy, sunlight, oxygen, flesh, and fire. Each of these was, at one time, not yet exploited or not exploited at all by living things, but as each became more and more available to life, new categories of living things exploded in response to these 'energy revolutions', expanding to fill every new niche made available, and increasing in complexity with the increasing richness and efficiency of the energy sources available.

While it may not yet be possible to predict the next epoch in the energy sources of life, or even if there will be one, knowing the role energy availability played in the evolution of life over our planetary history may be useful for identifying cosmic 'candidate habits' which might host life. The search for 'Earth-like' planets, in fact, may be overly narrow, and the important question may not be whether a planet looks like Earth, but whether it possesses the energetic 'ingredients' first for simple lifeforms, and then the more complex life made possible in part by the existence of those earlier forms.

After all, when life first evolved on Earth, the planet was utterly inhospitable for any of the complex forms inhabiting our modern world, and it was those earlier and simpler lifeforms themselves that helped 'terraform' us, for example by releasing large amounts of oxygen into the atmosphere, or simply by existing to function as food sources for each other (whether consumed, as a predator eats its prey, decomposed as by microbes, or broken down into soil and absorbed as by plant roots).

It was not idyllic conditions that gave rise to life on this planet, in effect, but rather life that made our world idyllic, its biochemical machinery powered at each stage by more and more complex and efficient energy forms, each 'setting the stage' for the next categories of life to follow.

#BlindMeWithScience #Evolution___

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2017-05-04 14:45:29 (45 comments; 4 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

Is Windows 10 S A Chrome OS 'Killer' Or Win RT 2.0?

The following article by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols​​ sums up a lot of my thoughts about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows meant to compete with Chrome OS.

As a consumer play, it risks confusing consumers as bad as, or worse than, Widows RT, the short lived version of Windows 10 for ARM processors. (In fact, it is likely Windows 10 S will literally take RT's former place as the Windows version for ARM, though it also supports traditional x32/x64 processors.) Customer confusion about the inability to run many legacy Windows apps on Windows RT helped doom it from the start, and with Microsoft's new Surface Laptop being a high end flagship and sporting Windows 10 S risks making this even more confusing.

So, you may argue, if we ignore the confusing consumer play aspect of Windows 10 S, it islar... more »

Is Windows 10 S A Chrome OS 'Killer' Or Win RT 2.0?

The following article by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols​​ sums up a lot of my thoughts about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows meant to compete with Chrome OS.

As a consumer play, it risks confusing consumers as bad as, or worse than, Widows RT, the short lived version of Windows 10 for ARM processors. (In fact, it is likely Windows 10 S will literally take RT's former place as the Windows version for ARM, though it also supports traditional x32/x64 processors.) Customer confusion about the inability to run many legacy Windows apps on Windows RT helped doom it from the start, and with Microsoft's new Surface Laptop being a high end flagship and sporting Windows 10 S risks making this even more confusing.

So, you may argue, if we ignore the confusing consumer play aspect of Windows 10 S, it is largely meant to take on Chromebooks in education. Microsoft is promising cheap education-focused Windows 10 S devices from their OEM Partners, free updates for many of their education clients and student customers, and an improved educational software platform.

Even so, apart from the latter, Windows 10 S offers nothing but Windows 10 limited to Windows Store app offerings. The Windows Store, however, is still way behind in the app race, with some of Microsoft's own legacy apps not yet available, as well as many others.

And it is limited to using Microsoft's half-baked Edge Browser, which is still playing catch-up to Chrome and frankly every other highly developed browser, including Internet Explorer, and has proven less secure than Chrome. And while Chrome OS may not be a huge success with consumers yet, the Chrome browser is, and that also matters.

While this is therefore Microsoft's strongest answer to-date to Chrome OS for education, it may not be enough, and the confusing message about its target audience, from low end school users to premium consumer users doesn't help.

#Windows10S___

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2017-04-27 13:45:13 (18 comments; 7 reshares; 219 +1s; )Open 

App Teardown Shows Google Photos Going More Personalized & Social

An +Android Police app teardown of Google Photos v2.14's code has revealed that Google's best received app of recent years is about to get even better, with personalized experiences and new facial recognition-based 'social' sharing options apparently coming in future updates.

While teardowns don't always predict the state of future app updates perfectly or completely, Android Police teardowns of Google Photos have been remarkably accurate in the past at predicting coming features.

The code in question suggests that, in a future version (or possibly rolled out over multiple future versions), Google Photos will ask you to confirm your identity by selecting a photo (or photos) of yourself from your collection, so the app knows who you are when you appear in photos. If you choose to... more »

App Teardown Shows Google Photos Going More Personalized & Social

An +Android Police app teardown of Google Photos v2.14's code has revealed that Google's best received app of recent years is about to get even better, with personalized experiences and new facial recognition-based 'social' sharing options apparently coming in future updates.

While teardowns don't always predict the state of future app updates perfectly or completely, Android Police teardowns of Google Photos have been remarkably accurate in the past at predicting coming features.

The code in question suggests that, in a future version (or possibly rolled out over multiple future versions), Google Photos will ask you to confirm your identity by selecting a photo (or photos) of yourself from your collection, so the app knows who you are when you appear in photos. If you choose to allow this (which will be optional, i.e. opt-in, for the privacy minded), you will be rewarded with new personalized and social features.

These features include personalized Search results (e.g. when you Search for images with yourself in them) and 'creations', i.e. automatically generated Albums, Animations, Movies, etc...., both of which sound similar to what the app already does but will presumably be even more personalized somehow.

And you may choose to allow the app to activate an even more interesting feature whereby you can allow other users of the app, if they're in your Contacts, to receive some kind of Notification or other indication (the app code isn't entirely clear on this) when your face appear in their stored photos, presumably encouraging them to share these photos with you. (And likewise, if any of your Contacts approve this, you will receive the same sort of Notification, prompt, or whatever form this takes.)

The latter would be the most significant 'social' feature added to the app to-date, especially if, as seems likely, this takes the form of Notifications prompting the user to share their photos of you with you, not unlike when a social network notifies users when they have been tagged in photos by their friends and followers.

While Google Photos isn't per se a social network, the addition of this feature with Comments, Shared Albums, and Collaboration features added in previous updates brings Google Photos one step closer to being a disruptive force in social media, as I suggested in my blog post Will Google Photos Disrupt Social Media As We Know It? (http://elifennell.com/will-google-photos-disrupt-social-media-as-we-know-it/).

While Google as a company has long struggled to break into social media in a big way, it seems ironic that an app which began as an AI-infused glorified photo gallery may well prove their most significant success in this area to-date, and all without forcing people to join 'yet another social network' (a complaint which persistently haunted the Google+ project).

#GooglePhotos___

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2017-04-26 17:00:07 (173 comments; 51 reshares; 345 +1s; )Open 

Artificial Womb Could Help Save Premature Birth Babies

A team of medical researchers have created an 'artificial womb' and used it to gestate baby sheep for the last four weeks of their gestational period, after which they were switched onto a ventilator. The sheep 'born' from this process appear normal and healthy compared with sheep naturally born from their mothers after the same period of development within the womb.

This is not a full blown womb in the sense that it could be used to gestate an organism from beginning to end of the process, the mother is still necessary for critical early development, but could some day help prematurely born human babies have better health and survival outcomes.

Analogized to the span of human gestational development, the sheep would have been approximately 22-24 weeks old when moved to the artificial wombs. ... more »

Artificial Womb Could Help Save Premature Birth Babies

A team of medical researchers have created an 'artificial womb' and used it to gestate baby sheep for the last four weeks of their gestational period, after which they were switched onto a ventilator. The sheep 'born' from this process appear normal and healthy compared with sheep naturally born from their mothers after the same period of development within the womb.

This is not a full blown womb in the sense that it could be used to gestate an organism from beginning to end of the process, the mother is still necessary for critical early development, but could some day help prematurely born human babies have better health and survival outcomes.

Analogized to the span of human gestational development, the sheep would have been approximately 22-24 weeks old when moved to the artificial wombs. Despite significant advancement in recent years, babies born this early still have worse health and survival outcomes. This artificial womb may level the playing field for them.

It will still require years of testing and analysis before this technology is approved, assuming it works as well in humans as it appears to with sheep, and it will have to be redesigned, as the current designs are less than aesthetically pleasing, but it may not be long before premature birth babies benefit from this technology.

#BlindMeWithScience #Science #ArtificialWomb___

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2017-04-20 12:30:05 (64 comments; 19 reshares; 458 +1s; )Open 

Google To Build Ad Blocking Into Chrome Browser?

Google may be about to do the seemingly unthinkable: join the ad blocker game by building ad blocking tech directly into their popular Chrome web browser.

Of course, there is a caveat: reports suggest it would allow through ads which meet the standards of good online ads specified by the industry group Coalition for Better Ads.

Ads which are disruptive and/or intrusive would be disallowed, and it is quite possible that Google's approach with Chrome would block all ads on sites where any ads violate the CBA guidelines.

This would then be a defensive move, ultimately, to dissuade users from installing 3rd party ad blockers, which might block Google ads or extort payments from them to allow their ads through, as well to dissuade them from switching browsers.

#AdBlock #Chrome

Google To Build Ad Blocking Into Chrome Browser?

Google may be about to do the seemingly unthinkable: join the ad blocker game by building ad blocking tech directly into their popular Chrome web browser.

Of course, there is a caveat: reports suggest it would allow through ads which meet the standards of good online ads specified by the industry group Coalition for Better Ads.

Ads which are disruptive and/or intrusive would be disallowed, and it is quite possible that Google's approach with Chrome would block all ads on sites where any ads violate the CBA guidelines.

This would then be a defensive move, ultimately, to dissuade users from installing 3rd party ad blockers, which might block Google ads or extort payments from them to allow their ads through, as well to dissuade them from switching browsers.

#AdBlock #Chrome___

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2017-04-15 16:45:05 (26 comments; 14 reshares; 116 +1s; )Open 

Horseshoe Crab Blood: The Most Important Medical Tech You've Probably Never Heard About

Horseshoe crab blood is one of the most important chemicals used in modern medicine. A chemical derived from its blood (which is blue instead of red, due to using copper where red blood uses iron), one which plays a role in the creature's unique immune system, is currently the only FDA approved chemical for testing for contamination of medical equipment and tech by Gram negative microbes, making it in many ways nearly as important as antibiotics in the modern arsenal of medicine.

Because of this, demand for the blood has skyrocketed over the years, with now over 600,000 horseshoe crabs per year harvested for this purpose.

This has not been considered a problem in itself, because the crabs aren't killed for their blood. They are captured, one-third of their blood... more »

Horseshoe Crab Blood: The Most Important Medical Tech You've Probably Never Heard About

Horseshoe crab blood is one of the most important chemicals used in modern medicine. A chemical derived from its blood (which is blue instead of red, due to using copper where red blood uses iron), one which plays a role in the creature's unique immune system, is currently the only FDA approved chemical for testing for contamination of medical equipment and tech by Gram negative microbes, making it in many ways nearly as important as antibiotics in the modern arsenal of medicine.

Because of this, demand for the blood has skyrocketed over the years, with now over 600,000 horseshoe crabs per year harvested for this purpose.

This has not been considered a problem in itself, because the crabs aren't killed for their blood. They are captured, one-third of their blood removed, and they are returned to the waters. It has usually been claimed that they readily recover from this, and so it has been assumed this presented no threat to their populations. For this reason, in fact, it has been specifically exempt from regulations applying to non-medical harvesting of the creatures, where such regulations exist.

Unfortunately, new evidence is emerging that this conventional wisdom may be inaccurate. It seems increasingly likely that the procedure may have a variety of negative consequences for their survival, and may be putting pressure on the species, which happens to be one of the oldest on Earth.

If true, this need not necessarily end the practice entirely. Simple changes to how the crabs are handled may be enough to counter many of the apparent negative consequences. It is not clear, unfortunately, if any organization or agency can enforce regulations in this area, or if the companies involved will accept the evidence if it continues to question their rosy assumptions.

#BlindMeWithScience #HorseshoeCrab___

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2017-04-13 16:30:04 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

First Rule of Marketing: Don't beat your customers bloody, and then call it 're-accommodation'.

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips #UnitedJourney

First Rule of Marketing: Don't beat your customers bloody, and then call it 're-accommodation'.

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips #UnitedJourney___

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2017-04-13 14:15:09 (5 comments; 10 reshares; 139 +1s; )Open 

Truth in advertising.

#UnitedJourney

Truth in advertising.

#UnitedJourney___

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2017-04-12 23:45:11 (23 comments; 13 reshares; 191 +1s; )Open 

Google Shuts Down Burger King Attempt To Hijack Google Assistant

Burger King, in an ill considered marketing effort, devised a TV commercial that ended with a blatant attempt to trigger the Google Assistant software for Android and Google Home devices to finish their advertisement by giving a list of whopper ingredients.

Thanks to Trusted Voice, and a lack of ubiquitous hotword activation, most Assistant-enabled devices did not trigger this for users anyways, but it was clear what the intention was, however few users were affected.

For those few users still affected, Google Assistant will no longer comply with the ad's verbal prompt. This puts Google a step ahead of competing products, such as Microsoft's 'Xbox On' ad for Xbox One featuring the actor who played Jesse from Breaking Bad.

#GoogleAssistant

Google Shuts Down Burger King Attempt To Hijack Google Assistant

Burger King, in an ill considered marketing effort, devised a TV commercial that ended with a blatant attempt to trigger the Google Assistant software for Android and Google Home devices to finish their advertisement by giving a list of whopper ingredients.

Thanks to Trusted Voice, and a lack of ubiquitous hotword activation, most Assistant-enabled devices did not trigger this for users anyways, but it was clear what the intention was, however few users were affected.

For those few users still affected, Google Assistant will no longer comply with the ad's verbal prompt. This puts Google a step ahead of competing products, such as Microsoft's 'Xbox On' ad for Xbox One featuring the actor who played Jesse from Breaking Bad.

#GoogleAssistant___

2017-04-03 19:25:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Any day you don't remind the women in your life just how beautiful and wonderful they are is a day you let them wonder if anyone sees it.

Any day you don't remind the women in your life just how beautiful and wonderful they are is a day you let them wonder if anyone sees it.___

2017-04-03 19:15:14 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

The democratization of communication technology does not mean every source is now legitimate or viable. Technology always tricks us into believing it is inherently true.

In the early days of photography manipulation, Joseph Stalin used the technology to his benefit because almost no one at the time considered photo manipulation a thing. The result was a bunch of pathetically faked photos that supposedly showed Lenin endorsing Stalin. Looking at those photos now it is surprising anyone believed them, and no reputable news source​ in modern times would share them.

Let us turn the next page​ of this now and stop believing random internet garbage just because someone, somewhere posted it.

The democratization of communication technology does not mean every source is now legitimate or viable. Technology always tricks us into believing it is inherently true.

In the early days of photography manipulation, Joseph Stalin used the technology to his benefit because almost no one at the time considered photo manipulation a thing. The result was a bunch of pathetically faked photos that supposedly showed Lenin endorsing Stalin. Looking at those photos now it is surprising anyone believed them, and no reputable news source​ in modern times would share them.

Let us turn the next page​ of this now and stop believing random internet garbage just because someone, somewhere posted it.___

2017-04-03 18:30:05 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

I miss the days when politics wasn't a religion for most people.

I miss the days when politics wasn't a religion for most people.___

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2017-04-01 16:30:28 (13 comments; 24 reshares; 160 +1s; )Open 

via +Brian Hartman on the Book of Face

#AprilFools

via +Brian Hartman on the Book of Face

#AprilFools___

2017-04-01 15:30:08 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Happy Don't-Trust-Anything-You-Read-without-Fact-Checking-It Day!

#AprilFools

Happy Don't-Trust-Anything-You-Read-without-Fact-Checking-It Day!

#AprilFools___

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2017-03-31 18:30:09 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

Just because web browsers support Notifications now, it doesn't mean your site should ask every single visitor to approve your Notifications right away. At least let them get to know you first.

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips

Just because web browsers support Notifications now, it doesn't mean your site should ask every single visitor to approve your Notifications right away. At least let them get to know you first.

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips___

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2017-03-29 16:15:08 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Google Posts Opens To New Business and Organization Types

Google Posts (aka Posts with Google, aka Posts on Google... they really need to settle on a definite name), which first debuted last year for candidates for the U.S. Presidential Primaries and General Election, has been steadily expanding to additional types of users, businesses, and organizations. Their latest update opens the feature to Sports Teams and Leagues, Museums, Musicians, and Movies.

The quasi-social feature, which allows select verified users, businesses, and organizations to post content directly to relevant Google Search Results, plays a role similar to the embedded Tweets Google shows in some Search Results courtesy of the deal between the two companies, but are in some ways more powerful and useful.

They also take the place once seemingly promised to Google+ Posts in Search Results before... more »

Google Posts Opens To New Business and Organization Types

Google Posts (aka Posts with Google, aka Posts on Google... they really need to settle on a definite name), which first debuted last year for candidates for the U.S. Presidential Primaries and General Election, has been steadily expanding to additional types of users, businesses, and organizations. Their latest update opens the feature to Sports Teams and Leagues, Museums, Musicians, and Movies.

The quasi-social feature, which allows select verified users, businesses, and organizations to post content directly to relevant Google Search Results, plays a role similar to the embedded Tweets Google shows in some Search Results courtesy of the deal between the two companies, but are in some ways more powerful and useful.

They also take the place once seemingly promised to Google+ Posts in Search Results before Google started de-emphasising Google+ as the social heart of their ecosystem.

#SEO #GooglePosts___

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2017-03-20 14:15:18 (58 comments; 4 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Facebook's 'Fake News' Feature Is Live (and Here's What It Looks Like)

in response to widespread criticism that they helped foster and circulate 'fake news' in 2016 which may have impacted the outcomes of major elections and votes (the U.S. Presidential Election, Brexit, etc...), Facebook is finally starting to go Live with a new feature that flags disputed articles.

Sourced from fact checkers, all of whom vow adherence to Poynter's principles of non-partisan fact checking (such as Snopes and the AP), the feature both warns users when they may be sharing disputed articles, makes them confirm that they wish to post it anyways, and flags the posted article.

St. Patrick's Day 2017 proved a fortuitous time for its launch, as the feature's first major victory over fake news involved flagging articles about 'Irish slavery'. While... more »

Facebook's 'Fake News' Feature Is Live (and Here's What It Looks Like)

in response to widespread criticism that they helped foster and circulate 'fake news' in 2016 which may have impacted the outcomes of major elections and votes (the U.S. Presidential Election, Brexit, etc...), Facebook is finally starting to go Live with a new feature that flags disputed articles.

Sourced from fact checkers, all of whom vow adherence to Poynter's principles of non-partisan fact checking (such as Snopes and the AP), the feature both warns users when they may be sharing disputed articles, makes them confirm that they wish to post it anyways, and flags the posted article.

St. Patrick's Day 2017 proved a fortuitous time for its launch, as the feature's first major victory over fake news involved flagging articles about 'Irish slavery'. While many Irish people came to the New World as indentured servants, at least some of these for unjust reasons, and were often mistreated (both by those to whom they were indentured, and by society at large), the specific articles flagged by this feature go farther than this to erroneously claim that the Irish experienced centuries of mass chattel slavery, like the African slaves (or maybe even worse), and that biased history books fail to mention this.

This is not an insignificant distinction. Some instances of indentured servitude may well be argued to have fit a certain definition of 'slavery', but chattel slavery is a very specific type: racial, generationally inherited (i.e. the offspring of chattel slaves are also chattel slaves), legally defined as a form of property ownership, constituting a true 'market place' for the buying and selling of people, etc..., etc...

Both issues are well worthy of consideration in their own right, but the assertion that there was a period of 'Irish slavery' legally, materially, and morally equivalent on-the-whole to the chattel slavery of Africans is an overstatement and a distortion of proper history.

It is no coincidence that the voices most loudly promoting these theories are associated with white supremacist philosophies, the point being not to highlight the cruel treatment another oppressed group (the Irish), and perhaps gain greater sympathy for African slaves, but rather to devalue the history of black slavery and its attendant consequences on their descendents.

#SocialMedia #FakeNews___

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2017-03-19 16:15:22 (39 comments; 6 reshares; 162 +1s; )Open 

Streaming TV May Have Become More Trouble Than The Problem It 'Solves'

The early promise of streaming TV and Movie services was the Nirvana of the 'cord cutter' and a la carte entertainment: pay only for the shows, movies, networks, etc... that you watch, and stream them any time from any internet connection (or even offline in some cases) without also paying for bundles of hundreds of TV, Movie, and even Music options you don't want, and control them all from the smartphones and computers you already use every day instead of learning to use set top boxes and remote controls.

Well, the reality hasn't exactly worked out that way. Instead, the streaming services have all landed upon the strategy of competing with each other for exclusives, both by licensing exclusive content (sometimes temporarily), and by developing their own content offerings.
... more »

Streaming TV May Have Become More Trouble Than The Problem It 'Solves'

The early promise of streaming TV and Movie services was the Nirvana of the 'cord cutter' and a la carte entertainment: pay only for the shows, movies, networks, etc... that you watch, and stream them any time from any internet connection (or even offline in some cases) without also paying for bundles of hundreds of TV, Movie, and even Music options you don't want, and control them all from the smartphones and computers you already use every day instead of learning to use set top boxes and remote controls.

Well, the reality hasn't exactly worked out that way. Instead, the streaming services have all landed upon the strategy of competing with each other for exclusives, both by licensing exclusive content (sometimes temporarily), and by developing their own content offerings.

The result is that, at any given time, the shows, movies, and networks (if any) available through streaming video services vary considerably. The same services may have very different content offerings from month to month, and worse, different services have very different content offerings from each other. And some of those exclusives, especially in-house original content offerings like Netflix and Amazon original shows and movies, may never become available on competing services.

Do you like multiple original content offerings from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu? Then you'll have to pay for all three, sneakily borrow access to other user accounts, or resort to piracy. The costs of these services, of which there are at least half a dozen that have become household names by now, can easily add up to more than the cost of a television bundle. It's enough to make you wish someone could offer a discounted fee for a bundled purchase of multiple streaming services.

Instead of making channels, content types, and even specific pieces of content a la carte, the streaming services have just become new channels and content bundles in their own right, and you can't even bundle these services together for a discount, and it's doubtful they'll ever agree to participate in such bundling.

The death of set top boxes and remote controls is certainly welcome, but instead of solving the other problems of the traditional content delivery mediums associated with exclusivity and bundling, the streaming services have made these worse.

#StreamingVideo #Disruption___

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2017-03-18 14:30:28 (21 comments; 2 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Maine Court Appeal Ruling Hinges On Lack of Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma, a comma that comes before the coordinating conjunction (and, or, etc...) in a sentence, is one of the oldest grammatical controversies.

With the Oxford comma, John invited the strippers, Bob, and Mike to his bachelor's party; without it, John invited the strippers, Bob and Mike to his bachelor's party. These sound like two very different types of parties, do they not? Nonetheless, some people hate the Oxford comma with a passion.

The differences of interpretation that can arise from the lack of an Oxford comma can be quite comical. And now we have another argument in its favor: legal clarity.

Delivery drivers for Maine milk and cream company Oakhurst Dairy have been fighting in court over whether they qualify for overtime. Oakhurst argued that their duties were exempted... more »

Maine Court Appeal Ruling Hinges On Lack of Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma, a comma that comes before the coordinating conjunction (and, or, etc...) in a sentence, is one of the oldest grammatical controversies.

With the Oxford comma, John invited the strippers, Bob, and Mike to his bachelor's party; without it, John invited the strippers, Bob and Mike to his bachelor's party. These sound like two very different types of parties, do they not? Nonetheless, some people hate the Oxford comma with a passion.

The differences of interpretation that can arise from the lack of an Oxford comma can be quite comical. And now we have another argument in its favor: legal clarity.

Delivery drivers for Maine milk and cream company Oakhurst Dairy have been fighting in court over whether they qualify for overtime. Oakhurst argued that their duties were exempted from overtime pay, but the drivers argued, in part, that the absence of an Oxford comma favored their own interpretation.

While they lost their initial case, on appeal the judge sided with the drivers. Grammar matters.

#ThatHeadlineThough #GrammarNazi

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2017-03-17 13:15:39 (25 comments; 7 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Solve This Chess Puzzle To Help Scientists Prove the Quantum Nature of Consciousness

Oxford Professor Sir Roger Penrose thinks the human mind can still beat computers, and he wants your help to prove it, by solving a chess puzzle.

The puzzle, visible below, cannot be solved by computers. The number of potential moves is so great that all the computing power on Earth couldn't crunch them. Consequently, a computer will either just fail entirely to calculate the outcome, or will assume a Black victory because of its greater number of pieces.

According to Sir Penrose, however, this problem can be solved by a human brain, relatively easily in fact, and he claims there are many such 'unsolvable' problems human minds easily solve, which in theory is only possible if consciousness arises, at least in part, from quantum mechanical phenomenon, making the human... more »

Solve This Chess Puzzle To Help Scientists Prove the Quantum Nature of Consciousness

Oxford Professor Sir Roger Penrose thinks the human mind can still beat computers, and he wants your help to prove it, by solving a chess puzzle.

The puzzle, visible below, cannot be solved by computers. The number of potential moves is so great that all the computing power on Earth couldn't crunch them. Consequently, a computer will either just fail entirely to calculate the outcome, or will assume a Black victory because of its greater number of pieces.

According to Sir Penrose, however, this problem can be solved by a human brain, relatively easily in fact, and he claims there are many such 'unsolvable' problems human minds easily solve, which in theory is only possible if consciousness arises, at least in part, from quantum mechanical phenomenon, making the human brain less like a classical computer, and more like the emerging technology of quantum computers.

What we call insight (as in 'a sudden insight came to me just then') or intuition, then, may seem like such mysterious phenomenon, and so hard for us to explain in words, not because they are magical or paranormal, but simply because it doesn't depend on brute force computation to derive a simple solution from infinitely complex problems.

Sir Penrose plans to study the brains of individuals able to solve these sorts of problems, and hopes thereby to find the tangible proof that until now has been lacking to prove the theory of quantum consciousness.

#BlindMeWithScience #Neuroscience #QuantumComputing___

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2017-03-15 14:30:26 (31 comments; 9 reshares; 134 +1s; )Open 

Google's Area 120 Releases 'Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger'

Google's startup combinator Area 120 is hitting the ground running. The group, which helps Google employees bring their '20% Time' pet projects to fruition, released their first app, Uptime, a YouTube chat-with-friends app, in the iOS App Store just a few days ago.

Now they've already released a second app, colorfully named the Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger. The new app, for Android and iOS, is also a chat app, this one designed to allow you to chat by voice in real time, while also converting your voice to readable text and automatically converting appropriate parts of the message into emojis.

While Area 120 isn't necessarily making Google's messy messaging strategy easier so far, it should be remembered that these are essentially side projects. Some of Google's... more »

Google's Area 120 Releases 'Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger'

Google's startup combinator Area 120 is hitting the ground running. The group, which helps Google employees bring their '20% Time' pet projects to fruition, released their first app, Uptime, a YouTube chat-with-friends app, in the iOS App Store just a few days ago.

Now they've already released a second app, colorfully named the Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger. The new app, for Android and iOS, is also a chat app, this one designed to allow you to chat by voice in real time, while also converting your voice to readable text and automatically converting appropriate parts of the message into emojis.

While Area 120 isn't necessarily making Google's messy messaging strategy easier so far, it should be remembered that these are essentially side projects. Some of Google's best products, including Gmail, started as side projects over the years, and Area 120's purpose is to help the company continue to foster such solutions. Some of these may become successes in their own right, others may provide valuable lessons and features for Google's main product line, and some will fail.

What do you think about this new app?

#Google___

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2017-03-14 11:45:04 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Google's Area 120 Launches YouTube App Uptime

Google's startup combinator Area 120, which helps employees develop their '20% Time' projects, has just released its first app: Uptime.

Designed to make sharing and chatting about YouTube videos with your friends easier and more enjoyable, the currently iOS-only app theoretically offers a superior social tool for YouTube sharing than the native YouTube chat and sharing functionality.

Have you tried Uptime? What do you think?

#SocialMedia #Uptime

Google's Area 120 Launches YouTube App Uptime

Google's startup combinator Area 120, which helps employees develop their '20% Time' projects, has just released its first app: Uptime.

Designed to make sharing and chatting about YouTube videos with your friends easier and more enjoyable, the currently iOS-only app theoretically offers a superior social tool for YouTube sharing than the native YouTube chat and sharing functionality.

Have you tried Uptime? What do you think?

#SocialMedia #Uptime___

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2017-03-12 19:45:22 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Google's New reCAPTCHA Is Invisible

Google's reCAPTCHA is one of the most popular systems for securing websites and apps against bot visitors and users.

Over the years, the system has evolved, first from one that forced users to type a set of words or characters to prove they were human, to more recently allowing most users to authenticate just by checking on a verification box.

It is now taking its final, inevitable step: automatically approving most human users in the background. Google has apparently learned enough about the differences between human and bot users to know the difference without requiring the user to approve anything. This should make thousands and thousands of websites easier to use for millions of users.

This likely will not work, however, for hyper secure users, such as Tor Browser users, who block Google from tracking their... more »

Google's New reCAPTCHA Is Invisible

Google's reCAPTCHA is one of the most popular systems for securing websites and apps against bot visitors and users.

Over the years, the system has evolved, first from one that forced users to type a set of words or characters to prove they were human, to more recently allowing most users to authenticate just by checking on a verification box.

It is now taking its final, inevitable step: automatically approving most human users in the background. Google has apparently learned enough about the differences between human and bot users to know the difference without requiring the user to approve anything. This should make thousands and thousands of websites easier to use for millions of users.

This likely will not work, however, for hyper secure users, such as Tor Browser users, who block Google from tracking their web activity.

#Google #reCAPTCHA___

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2017-03-09 15:00:11 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Florida Lawyer Has Literal 'Pants On Fire' Moment In Arson Trial
 
A Miami, Florida Lawyer, Stephen Gutierrez, became a walking cliché when, while defending his client in an arson trial, his pants caught on fire.
 
The incident was apparently caused by a malfunctioning eCigarette in the Attorney's pants pocket, and was not a clever bit of intentional courtroom theatrics. Perhaps most ironically, his defense was that his client's car spontaneously combusted, and was not deliberately set on fire.
 
It's too bad for Mister Gutierrez and his client that he can't offer up this incident as Defense Exhibit A.
 
#OnlyInFlorida #FloridaMan

Florida Lawyer Has Literal 'Pants On Fire' Moment In Arson Trial
 
A Miami, Florida Lawyer, Stephen Gutierrez, became a walking cliché when, while defending his client in an arson trial, his pants caught on fire.
 
The incident was apparently caused by a malfunctioning eCigarette in the Attorney's pants pocket, and was not a clever bit of intentional courtroom theatrics. Perhaps most ironically, his defense was that his client's car spontaneously combusted, and was not deliberately set on fire.
 
It's too bad for Mister Gutierrez and his client that he can't offer up this incident as Defense Exhibit A.
 
#OnlyInFlorida #FloridaMan___

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2017-03-08 16:00:10 (39 comments; 4 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft Shutting Down Socl Social Experiment

Microsoft's little used and easily forgotten So.cl, a social experiment for 'collaborative consumption', is shutting down after an unremarkable half decade after launching.

Did you use So.cl? Will you miss it?

#SocialMedia #Socl

Microsoft Shutting Down Socl Social Experiment

Microsoft's little used and easily forgotten So.cl, a social experiment for 'collaborative consumption', is shutting down after an unremarkable half decade after launching.

Did you use So.cl? Will you miss it?

#SocialMedia #Socl___

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2017-03-07 21:30:07 (9 comments; 17 reshares; 125 +1s; )Open 

Oh God, he's right.

via +Michael Dowden

#LongWeek

Oh God, he's right.

via +Michael Dowden

#LongWeek___

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2017-03-07 16:45:08 (47 comments; 5 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Texas Man Arrested for 'Having Sex With A Fence'

An Austin, Texas man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure for performing sexual acts with a fence.

It appears the man, who as you might have guessed was intoxicated at the time, decided to put on a show when one of his neighbors began to film him urinating on the fence.

Either that or he had a very singular case of urolagnia.

#ThatHeadlineThough #DontMessWithTexas

Texas Man Arrested for 'Having Sex With A Fence'

An Austin, Texas man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure for performing sexual acts with a fence.

It appears the man, who as you might have guessed was intoxicated at the time, decided to put on a show when one of his neighbors began to film him urinating on the fence.

Either that or he had a very singular case of urolagnia.

#ThatHeadlineThough #DontMessWithTexas___

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2017-03-06 15:30:07 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Man Tries To Prove He Can 'Shield' Punches with Force Field By Challenging MMA Fighter

A man claiming to be an 'energy shield master' claimed he could use an invisible energy force field to defend himself against any attacks. MMA Fighter Alexandr Litvinenko decided to test this claim. He even offered, like a gentleman, to only 'simulate' his attacks... until this would-be Jedi Knight decided to slap him.

To say the least, the experiment did not end well after that.

#ThatHeadlineThough #ExtraordinaryClaims

Man Tries To Prove He Can 'Shield' Punches with Force Field By Challenging MMA Fighter

A man claiming to be an 'energy shield master' claimed he could use an invisible energy force field to defend himself against any attacks. MMA Fighter Alexandr Litvinenko decided to test this claim. He even offered, like a gentleman, to only 'simulate' his attacks... until this would-be Jedi Knight decided to slap him.

To say the least, the experiment did not end well after that.

#ThatHeadlineThough #ExtraordinaryClaims___

2017-03-04 23:18:39 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

I and my partner were driving home a short while ago, a few miles from our house, when the front right tire of my vehicle blew out. By the time I managed to limp the vehicle down the road to a fortunately nearby tire shop, the tire itself was in shreds, toast, kaput. I didn't actually intend to seek the services of the tire shop, my plan was just to park in their parking lot and put the spare on, but I couldn't even get the bolts off to switch the tires.

So we went in and asked the owner, an Hispanic immigrant as it turned out, if he could just help me get the bolts off so I could change the tire. He said he'd do it for free. He sent one of his workers, another Hispanic immigrant who barely spoke a word of English, out to help us... and he ended up putting on a brand new tire for free, and fully inflating the spare as well (which will be useful if I end up needing it in the... more »

I and my partner were driving home a short while ago, a few miles from our house, when the front right tire of my vehicle blew out. By the time I managed to limp the vehicle down the road to a fortunately nearby tire shop, the tire itself was in shreds, toast, kaput. I didn't actually intend to seek the services of the tire shop, my plan was just to park in their parking lot and put the spare on, but I couldn't even get the bolts off to switch the tires.

So we went in and asked the owner, an Hispanic immigrant as it turned out, if he could just help me get the bolts off so I could change the tire. He said he'd do it for free. He sent one of his workers, another Hispanic immigrant who barely spoke a word of English, out to help us... and he ended up putting on a brand new tire for free, and fully inflating the spare as well (which will be useful if I end up needing it in the future). We had to basically force a tip on him, or it would have cost us literally nothing.

Thanks to a couple of 'Bad Hombres', we got home only twenty minutes or so later than expected, and with a brand new tire and a fully inflated spare. These are the folks some of you think robbed this country of its greatness... these are the folks some of you think should 'go back where they came from'. But today, in our moment of crisis, they were our angelos, our Good Samaritans, and they did it all with a smile and a thank you.

#BadHombres___

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2017-03-04 14:00:04 (9 comments; 13 reshares; 117 +1s; )Open 

He has a particular set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for anyone trying to spot him in a crowd...

#WheresWaldo

He has a particular set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for anyone trying to spot him in a crowd...

#WheresWaldo___

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2017-03-04 02:00:08 (49 comments; 6 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Is Humanity A Pig-Chimpanzee Hybrid?

This is a strange one in the annals of scientific hypothesis, not because it's so obviously outlandish it's laughable, but because of an unnerving if remote possibility it could be true:

A world renowned American expert on species hybridization, Eugene McCarthy (no relation), has put forth an hypothesis about the origins of humanity that is at once as intriguing as it is bizarre: that the human race began when a male pig inseminated a female chimpanzee.

As evidence, McCarthy notes that humans and pigs share a number of common features not shared between humanity and other primates, including "hairless skin, a thick layer of subcutaneous fat, light-coloured eyes, protruding noses and heavy eyelashes." It is also well known that some pig organs and tissues are extremely compatible as transplantable into human... more »

Is Humanity A Pig-Chimpanzee Hybrid?

This is a strange one in the annals of scientific hypothesis, not because it's so obviously outlandish it's laughable, but because of an unnerving if remote possibility it could be true:

A world renowned American expert on species hybridization, Eugene McCarthy (no relation), has put forth an hypothesis about the origins of humanity that is at once as intriguing as it is bizarre: that the human race began when a male pig inseminated a female chimpanzee.

As evidence, McCarthy notes that humans and pigs share a number of common features not shared between humanity and other primates, including "hairless skin, a thick layer of subcutaneous fat, light-coloured eyes, protruding noses and heavy eyelashes." It is also well known that some pig organs and tissues are extremely compatible as transplantable into human beings for medical purposes.

McCarthy suggests a hybrid offspring of the two species may have then backcrossed (i.e. bred with one of its two parent species) over many generation with chimps, reducing but not eliminating the porcine features in favor of more primate-influenced ones, until enough of the offspring of these crossings were able to breed independently with each other, thereby becoming a separate species.

To be sure, this hypothesis, which is explicitly called such, is not without its controversy, and most scientists feel that it's probably mistaken and have offered many valid critiques that this hypothesis will need to address if evidence therefore is to be sought. It is probably more likely that the similarities between humans and pigs suggest convergent evolution, where separate species develop similar features due to Natural Selection acting on similar survival challenges in similar environments.

On the other hand, when one considers that among certain cannibal tribes of humanity, human meat was known as 'long pork', one cannot help but feel a certain uneasiness about the matter. If the idea is true, then we have only been recognizing half of our ancestry, and even if it's not, you'll probably never be able to look at pigs again without noting the similarities with yourself.

#BlindMeWithScience #Evolution #Biology___

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2017-03-02 23:00:07 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

I don't care how much clickbait-style headlines 'work'. Robbing people at gunpoint also 'works'.

Just stop it! Stop telling me 'I won't believe...' whatever you're peddling, because if you make a convincing case, I probably will believe it, and if not, then I won't and shouldn't. Stop saying '#4 will Shock you!' because if I bother to read it, it either will or won't shock me, I don't need the 'Spoiler Alert' on that, and maybe I'll be shocked by one of the other ones on the list instead.

'It works' is not a panacea for deceptive, unethical, and frankly pointless practices that dumb down the species. Have some respect for the integrity of your craft and the intelligence of your audience!

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips #Clickbait

I don't care how much clickbait-style headlines 'work'. Robbing people at gunpoint also 'works'.

Just stop it! Stop telling me 'I won't believe...' whatever you're peddling, because if you make a convincing case, I probably will believe it, and if not, then I won't and shouldn't. Stop saying '#4 will Shock you!' because if I bother to read it, it either will or won't shock me, I don't need the 'Spoiler Alert' on that, and maybe I'll be shocked by one of the other ones on the list instead.

'It works' is not a panacea for deceptive, unethical, and frankly pointless practices that dumb down the species. Have some respect for the integrity of your craft and the intelligence of your audience!

#BluntMarketingTips #MarketingTips #Clickbait___

2017-03-02 16:45:12 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Rant: Machine Learning is changing everything about software design. But Learning MEANS Learning... one does not learn everything one needs to learn about a thing instantly in most cases, it takes a lot of trial-and-error and increasing volumes of data to analyze, as well as (ideally a minimum) of direct intervention by its coders when it cannot learn something correctly on its own in its current state. (And to the extent such manual correction takes place, its ideal should not be to fix problems as they arise in a game of whack-a-mole, but to adjust the underlying learning mechanisms to better handle such challenges in the future)

There seems to be this lingering notion that people have that software somehow hits the market in a more-or-less 'Complete' and 'Perfected' state. This was always a strange notion... even in ye olden dayes when consumer facing software releases were... more »

Rant: Machine Learning is changing everything about software design. But Learning MEANS Learning... one does not learn everything one needs to learn about a thing instantly in most cases, it takes a lot of trial-and-error and increasing volumes of data to analyze, as well as (ideally a minimum) of direct intervention by its coders when it cannot learn something correctly on its own in its current state. (And to the extent such manual correction takes place, its ideal should not be to fix problems as they arise in a game of whack-a-mole, but to adjust the underlying learning mechanisms to better handle such challenges in the future)

There seems to be this lingering notion that people have that software somehow hits the market in a more-or-less 'Complete' and 'Perfected' state. This was always a strange notion... even in ye olden dayes when consumer facing software releases were always 'Stable Builds', shortcoming, flaws, and limitations were still learned through trial-and-error, it just took longer and, oftentimes, no updates were pushed out until some future 'Stable Build'. When updates did happen, they were onerous to install, as anyone who manually updated an OS or piece of software like WordPerfect from a bunch of floppy disks remembers well.

This notion became even more peculiar with the rise of 'Updates via the Internet', especially when those updates can happen 'in the background', as with website and web app updates, so there is nothing to be manually installed or even approved. From then on, we had entered the era of 'Perpetual Beta'... even 'Stable Builds' became subject to frequent updates based on user feedback. This actually produces superior products: no matter how good your designers are, they cannot predict perfectly how best to design software that hasn't been widely tested by consumers, so one tends to begin rather 'bare bones' and work up from there.

Machine Learning renders this notion of 'Stable Builds', as they're usually (mis)understood (the term now means simply what it says: Stable, i.e. none of its features, ideally, completely fail), even more antiquated. The system usually begins with a basic capacity for learning, and over time learns more through exposure to more data, trial-and-error, and ideally a minimum of manual correction by coders. Expecting a Machine Learning system to be perfect from Day 1 or even Day 100 or Day 1000 is like expecting your child to produce compositions of musical genius after only a short period of taking piano lessons: it isn't going to happen.

Furthermore, the point of a Machine Learning Algorithm may not always be what you THINK it should be. What would make one group or person happiest, might actually be detrimental to the User Experiences of others, and given the capacity for even humans, let alone Ai's, to 'get it wrong', it would be downright foolish for these systems to 'overreach'. When the latter is highly plausible, it is best to defer final judgment to a person or persons, or to at least err on the side of doing too little, not too much.

/rant___

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2017-03-02 15:15:06 (100 comments; 12 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

How Google's Perspective Rated Some Famous Alt Right Comments

Google's new Perspective AI is intended to help moderate 'toxic' comments on the web. To see how well it worked, +Mashable​ tested it on some famous (or infamous) comments by members of the American Alt Right, such as Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and Ann Coulter.

While it did well with some of these comments, others it gave lower ratings of toxicity, in some cases for no obvious reason, suggesting it still has much to learn.

Playing Devil's Advocate, a few of these comments, while objectionable, may not constitute 'toxic' comments that derail all discussion. Perspective is presumably not meant to be a tool for censoring all objectionable viewpoints, and so some comments which may be offensive to some people may not fit the criterion of toxicity for which it was intended.more »

How Google's Perspective Rated Some Famous Alt Right Comments

Google's new Perspective AI is intended to help moderate 'toxic' comments on the web. To see how well it worked, +Mashable​ tested it on some famous (or infamous) comments by members of the American Alt Right, such as Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and Ann Coulter.

While it did well with some of these comments, others it gave lower ratings of toxicity, in some cases for no obvious reason, suggesting it still has much to learn.

Playing Devil's Advocate, a few of these comments, while objectionable, may not constitute 'toxic' comments that derail all discussion. Perspective is presumably not meant to be a tool for censoring all objectionable viewpoints, and so some comments which may be offensive to some people may not fit the criterion of toxicity for which it was intended.

Though, some of these do seem to fit any reasonable criterion thereof and so, again, the system appears to have much still to learn.

#Google #Perspective___

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2017-02-28 13:30:02 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Google Assistant Coming To Android 6.0+

In case you missed this announcement, the Google Assistant, previously officially available only on Pixel Phones and some Nexus devices (and as part of the new messaging app Allo), is coming to all Android 6.0+ devices (via a Google Play Services update) in the coming days.

Have you received Google Assistant yet?

#Google #GoogleAssistant

Google Assistant Coming To Android 6.0+

In case you missed this announcement, the Google Assistant, previously officially available only on Pixel Phones and some Nexus devices (and as part of the new messaging app Allo), is coming to all Android 6.0+ devices (via a Google Play Services update) in the coming days.

Have you received Google Assistant yet?

#Google #GoogleAssistant___

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2017-02-27 03:00:17 (43 comments; 10 reshares; 152 +1s; )Open 

Google Photos Oscars Commercial

+Google Photos​​ nails it with another clever commercial, Oscars themed this time. I can only assume the reason it has 6K Thumbs Down, an unusually high number for any YouTube video, is because it depicts a gay couple at the end, and some folks are just being jerkwads about that.

If you haven't tried Google Photos yet, do it now. If nothing else, it solves the problem with storing large numbers of photos and videos on your phone and keeping them available without running out of space, with its Unlimited Cloud Storage and auto backup. And it has some other very cool features, as well.

#Oscars #GooglePhotos

Google Photos Oscars Commercial

+Google Photos​​ nails it with another clever commercial, Oscars themed this time. I can only assume the reason it has 6K Thumbs Down, an unusually high number for any YouTube video, is because it depicts a gay couple at the end, and some folks are just being jerkwads about that.

If you haven't tried Google Photos yet, do it now. If nothing else, it solves the problem with storing large numbers of photos and videos on your phone and keeping them available without running out of space, with its Unlimited Cloud Storage and auto backup. And it has some other very cool features, as well.

#Oscars #GooglePhotos___

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2017-02-26 16:15:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Our little Church is finally going high tech.

Our little Church is finally going high tech.___

2017-02-26 14:10:42 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Oh, man, I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed I was living in a world where half the population lived in a fantasy world of alternative facts, alternative science, and alternative history which changed whenever the leader, an Emperor Orangutan who could speak just enough English to communicate a series of incoherent statements, told them what they were to believe from now on.

Thank God it was just a...

Oh, crap!

Oh, man, I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed I was living in a world where half the population lived in a fantasy world of alternative facts, alternative science, and alternative history which changed whenever the leader, an Emperor Orangutan who could speak just enough English to communicate a series of incoherent statements, told them what they were to believe from now on.

Thank God it was just a...

Oh, crap!___

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2017-02-26 04:15:06 (12 comments; 6 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Yep.

Yep.___

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2017-02-24 20:00:05 (54 comments; 7 reshares; 164 +1s; )Open 

Google Allo For Desktop Coming Soon

Source - Nick Fox, Google VP of Communications Products

via Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealNickFox/status/834922302772916224

#Google #Allo

Google Allo For Desktop Coming Soon

Source - Nick Fox, Google VP of Communications Products

via Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealNickFox/status/834922302772916224

#Google #Allo___

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2017-02-23 16:45:17 (24 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Google Unveils 'Perspective': AI For Comment Moderation

Online comments are a big problem. Period. Finding a troll-free online forum, or even conversation (unless narrowly shared), is like finding an oasis in a desert of fire and blood. Many online publishers have killed site comments, due to the overburdening demands of moderation. Many online users self-censor for fear of trolling.

Now Google is doing something about it with Perspective, a machine learning technology that will learn to recognize, and help sites moderate, 'toxic' comments.

Sites will also be given options about what to do when Perspective flags comments, giving them final say, rather than necessarily leaving it all in the hands of the AI.

It will only be available in English for now, but other languages are planned, and eventually they hope to expand the project to... more »

Google Unveils 'Perspective': AI For Comment Moderation

Online comments are a big problem. Period. Finding a troll-free online forum, or even conversation (unless narrowly shared), is like finding an oasis in a desert of fire and blood. Many online publishers have killed site comments, due to the overburdening demands of moderation. Many online users self-censor for fear of trolling.

Now Google is doing something about it with Perspective, a machine learning technology that will learn to recognize, and help sites moderate, 'toxic' comments.

Sites will also be given options about what to do when Perspective flags comments, giving them final say, rather than necessarily leaving it all in the hands of the AI.

It will only be available in English for now, but other languages are planned, and eventually they hope to expand the project to other types of commenting issues, such as off-topic comments and 'unsubstantial' (i.e. low-quality) comments.

#Perspective #AI #MachineLearning___

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2017-02-18 17:15:10 (32 comments; 4 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Zimbabwean President Mugabe Could Run For Election 'As A Corpse'

92-year old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has said he would like to live to 100 and be President for life, is not in the best of health, and may not make it to his next election.

According to his 51-year old wife Grace, however, this may not be a problem, as she recently told his supporters, "If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse," encouraging them to vote for him even if that were to happen. So he may well end up, not just President for life, but President for afterlife, too.

Of course, Mrs. Mugabe may have ulterior motives of her own, as she has suggested that if President Mugabe is too told to serve, then so are his rivals, and that she might, then, take over herself.

If that were to happen, then Zimbabwe would join the... more »

Zimbabwean President Mugabe Could Run For Election 'As A Corpse'

92-year old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has said he would like to live to 100 and be President for life, is not in the best of health, and may not make it to his next election.

According to his 51-year old wife Grace, however, this may not be a problem, as she recently told his supporters, "If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse," encouraging them to vote for him even if that were to happen. So he may well end up, not just President for life, but President for afterlife, too.

Of course, Mrs. Mugabe may have ulterior motives of her own, as she has suggested that if President Mugabe is too told to serve, then so are his rivals, and that she might, then, take over herself.

If that were to happen, then Zimbabwe would join the surprisingly long, and rather depressing, list of countries to have had a female President before the United States.

#ThatHeadlineThough #Mugabe #DeathIsNoObstacle___

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2017-02-16 15:00:10 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Chrome Search Update May Give Boost To 'Proximity Marketing'

Proximity Marketing, the ability for businesses to directly market to mobile device users when in range of their stores, offices, etc..., is a Holy Grail. By which, I mean, finding the right way to do it is like finding the right cup from among many counterfeits that do nothing but kill people who try drink from them.

Generally powered by Bluetooth beacons, the first problem it has faced is the 'app issue'. Traditionally, every business had to build their own app and get the user to install it, which is a lot of apps, and as we know, the average person doesn't install a single new app in a given month. Only very loyal customers, generally speaking, will install a business's app, and even most of them won't.

The other approach has been to try to marry it to some existing app... more »

Chrome Search Update May Give Boost To 'Proximity Marketing'

Proximity Marketing, the ability for businesses to directly market to mobile device users when in range of their stores, offices, etc..., is a Holy Grail. By which, I mean, finding the right way to do it is like finding the right cup from among many counterfeits that do nothing but kill people who try drink from them.

Generally powered by Bluetooth beacons, the first problem it has faced is the 'app issue'. Traditionally, every business had to build their own app and get the user to install it, which is a lot of apps, and as we know, the average person doesn't install a single new app in a given month. Only very loyal customers, generally speaking, will install a business's app, and even most of them won't.

The other approach has been to try to marry it to some existing app that users already have on their device. Google experimented with the idea of using Google Maps for this purpose, but killed the idea for fear it would damage the reputation and/or popularity of one of the most popular and useful mobile apps in existence.

The second problem, as hinted at by Google's reasoning for not using Google Maps for this purpose, is the sense that Proximity Marketing is intrusive, or even creepy. It's hard to imagine most people readily accepting any scenario whereby, with no deliberate action on their parts to invite this, an app (even an 'Instant App') or web page or banner ad or anything else from a business suddenly forces itself onto their device's screen.

A new feature in Chrome for iOS, hidden behind Chrome Flags at the moment (i.e. disabled by default), may suggest a better way. When activated, this feature suggests Physical Web content when the user taps on the Chrome Search Bar (i.e. the Omnibox). In effect, when (and only when) the user begins to initiate a Search, and when Physical Web content is available nearby, Chrome will suggest this content to the user, not unlike how Google already suggests various Search terms (e.g. autocomplete) to the user.

This would remove the obtrusiveness of Proximity Marketing, in theory, by making the Physical Web just another part of user initiated Web Search, through an app which already has more than a billion users across iOS and Android, using context awareness to suggest (but not force) Physical Web content to the Searcher when it is most likely to be appropriate to do so. If Chrome users become accustomed to this, Searching the Physical Web may become as natural and habitual as Googling the web already is for most users.

#Google #Beacon___

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2017-02-15 20:00:06 (32 comments; 5 reshares; 183 +1s; )Open 

Oh, if only many of us had warned about this... repeatedly... over and over again while being told we supported 'The Status Quo'...

#Trump #DrainTheSwamp

Oh, if only many of us had warned about this... repeatedly... over and over again while being told we supported 'The Status Quo'...

#Trump #DrainTheSwamp___

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2017-02-15 15:15:24 (25 comments; 10 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Learning Likely 'Controlled' By Entropy

Entropy is the decline of an ordered system to disorder, as more efficient forms of energy are increasingly converted into less efficient forms (e.g. heat waste) and thereby 'lost' to the system.

Entropy is most acute in a closed system. Living things are not closed systems: they partially compensate for entropy by incorporating additional matter and energy. However, the very process of doing so also inevitably generates some entropy, so that this cannot be maintained perfectly and indefinitely. (This is the flaw in the argument, usually advanced by Creationists, that living things 'violate' entropy: they treat the organism as if it were an entirely closed system, which it isn't.)

In a new research paper, a team of scientists has recently advanced the argument that learning itself is... more »

Learning Likely 'Controlled' By Entropy

Entropy is the decline of an ordered system to disorder, as more efficient forms of energy are increasingly converted into less efficient forms (e.g. heat waste) and thereby 'lost' to the system.

Entropy is most acute in a closed system. Living things are not closed systems: they partially compensate for entropy by incorporating additional matter and energy. However, the very process of doing so also inevitably generates some entropy, so that this cannot be maintained perfectly and indefinitely. (This is the flaw in the argument, usually advanced by Creationists, that living things 'violate' entropy: they treat the organism as if it were an entirely closed system, which it isn't.)

In a new research paper, a team of scientists has recently advanced the argument that learning itself is 'controlled' (albeit, likely not entirely controlled) by this process.

In this perspective, memories are more durable when they are formed in a more energy efficient manner, i.e. more slowly. The higher the entropy involved in forming the memory traces necessary for learning (all learning depending, as it does, on prior memories), the more quickly the memory 'breaks down'.

By way of analogy, learning to ride a bike (which, as everyone generally agrees, is never 'forgotten' once learned) is a slow process, involving many repetitions of the behavior before it is mastered. On the other hand, learning the name of a stranger, when necessary to do so in a given social situation, is generally faster, and it's not uncommon for people to 'forget' names they've previously learned until sufficiently reinforced. A child doesn't need to learn to ride a bike instantly, but social demands may require one to learn a name after only hearing it once, at least temporarily. This may also help explain why accessing previous memories always changes them, a process usually explained (probably not entirely incorrectly) by the effects of our 'narrative memory' modifying them to conform to our current personal narrative (e.g. I wanted to become a lawyer, I didn't just become one because my parents pressured me into it). Each time the memory is accessed, some entropy will occur.

The ramifications of this, though, go even deeper: it appears that 'entropy efficiency' may be a more-or-less universal process, not just in living things but even in the most basic material building blocks. The growth of certain crystalline structures, for example, has long been compared with the growth of an organism (so much so that some crystalline structures can regrow from a 'seed' crystal, not unlike an organism growing from the recombination of gametes). This comparison is likely due to both systems being entropy efficient: they both optimize their efficiency in order to resist the disorder of increasing entropy for as long as possible. Learning, then, would simply be a particularly sophisticated form of this.

This also has ramifications for the idea of 'Digital Immortality' of the type envisioned by Ray Kurzweil: simply copying the memories and consciousness of the person into a digital medium would not stop entropy entirely. There is not as yet, and likely never will be, a perfectly efficient way to slow or reverse entropy. Indeed, digital information is not immune to entropy: both the data itself, and the medium of storage, both succumb to entropy, and all the redundant backups in the world can only slow this process. Information is still, inevitably, lost.

This is one of the appeals, in fact, of various forms of data 'cold storage' like Amazon Glacier, which might lose only one piece of data out of ten thousand every 10-million years, but from which data can only be retrieved very, very slowly, and which are very energy efficient (i.e. entropy efficient). While such an idea might be applied to Kurzweil's idea to make the copied minds more durable, the result of this would be a 'glacially' slow digital consciousness, which if sped up again would again start to experience an entropy 'breakdown'.

Entropy efficiency also limits the lifespan of living things, and while medical sciences can increasingly compensate for this, they can likely never be perfectly entropy efficient, even if the SciFi idea of 'cryogenic preservation' becomes real (and anyways, being kept in cryo storage is only 'preservation', not 'living').

#BlindMeWithScience #Neuroscience #Entropy___

2017-02-14 18:15:22 (18 comments; 4 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

FYI - The memes expressing confusion about how we got Valentine's Day from St. Valentine are funny, but in point of historical fact, Valentine's Day DOESN'T come from St. Valentine in any way, shape, or form.

In the Middle Ages, French peasants commonly pronounced the letter 'g' as 'v'. So the actual name of the holiday was Gallantine's Day, i.e. a day to be gallant, meaning chivalrous. It had nothing whatsoever to do with a martyred Saint.

FYI - The memes expressing confusion about how we got Valentine's Day from St. Valentine are funny, but in point of historical fact, Valentine's Day DOESN'T come from St. Valentine in any way, shape, or form.

In the Middle Ages, French peasants commonly pronounced the letter 'g' as 'v'. So the actual name of the holiday was Gallantine's Day, i.e. a day to be gallant, meaning chivalrous. It had nothing whatsoever to do with a martyred Saint.___

2017-02-13 21:46:46 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

I'm finding myself a lot less interested these days in the endless chatter of social Streams and News Feeds, and more with the deeper, arguably existential crisis of modern humanity: why is it, that in a world with ample resources (in principle) to provide for the biological needs of each person, and to resolve conflicts through refeered channels (law enforcement, the judiciary, international alliances, etc...), that we are so horrible to each other. And why is this getting worse in recent years, rather than better?

I admit, I don't have all the answers. The most sensible insight I've ever seen into human nature is that of the Buddhists: that each of us seeks in our own ways to live a good life (how we define that), and to avoid suffering (again, how we define that). It's as simple an answer as one can find, but as yet has not solved the corollary issue: how do we get... more »

I'm finding myself a lot less interested these days in the endless chatter of social Streams and News Feeds, and more with the deeper, arguably existential crisis of modern humanity: why is it, that in a world with ample resources (in principle) to provide for the biological needs of each person, and to resolve conflicts through refeered channels (law enforcement, the judiciary, international alliances, etc...), that we are so horrible to each other. And why is this getting worse in recent years, rather than better?

I admit, I don't have all the answers. The most sensible insight I've ever seen into human nature is that of the Buddhists: that each of us seeks in our own ways to live a good life (how we define that), and to avoid suffering (again, how we define that). It's as simple an answer as one can find, but as yet has not solved the corollary issue: how do we get everyone's ideas of seeking the good life, and avoiding suffering, to align so that one person's good life doesn't depend on causing suffering for others?

Perhaps the idea we'll ever solve this is a Utopian Fantasy, but I have to hope that's not the case, or we're going to be facing some very dark times indeed. Humans were bad enough to each other when all we could kill each other with were sticks and stones. With the world killing weapons we have at our disposal now, the only two choices seem to be World Peace, or inevitable World War 3... and then, if we survive, we'll be back to sticks and stones again.___

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2017-02-09 19:15:07 (42 comments; 20 reshares; 175 +1s; )Open 

Google AI Can Literally 'Zoom and Enhance'

Zoom and enhance clich... oh, wait, you mean they can actually zoom and enhance? Thanks, Google, you just justified the laziest movie trope in history and rendered 2% of all +CinemaSins​ outdated. Good job, guys!

(In all seriousness, this is both really cool and extremely creepy at the same time.)

#Google #ZoomandEnhance

Google AI Can Literally 'Zoom and Enhance'

Zoom and enhance clich... oh, wait, you mean they can actually zoom and enhance? Thanks, Google, you just justified the laziest movie trope in history and rendered 2% of all +CinemaSins​ outdated. Good job, guys!

(In all seriousness, this is both really cool and extremely creepy at the same time.)

#Google #ZoomandEnhance___

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2017-02-09 02:46:01 (31 comments; 19 reshares; 139 +1s; )Open 

Oculus Rift Is Dying

Oculus Rift, the VR project whose high profile crowd funding project arguably helped kick off the current VR trend by getting people excited about the technology, has had a lot to live up to after being acquired by Facebook. The company did, after all, pay nearly $3bn to buy them.

Unfortunately for the Social Giant, which not long ago was touting an ambitious vision for a VR future driven by their own social vision, it looks like Oculus is crashing and burning, another casualty of yesteryear's obsession with crowd funded video games and game platforms, few of which went very far (most never even produced products).

The product is getting killed in the market by established players like Sony and even the low cost (but nearly ubiquitously available) Google VR available for the mere investment in a fairly recent Android or iOS smartphone and a... more »

Oculus Rift Is Dying

Oculus Rift, the VR project whose high profile crowd funding project arguably helped kick off the current VR trend by getting people excited about the technology, has had a lot to live up to after being acquired by Facebook. The company did, after all, pay nearly $3bn to buy them.

Unfortunately for the Social Giant, which not long ago was touting an ambitious vision for a VR future driven by their own social vision, it looks like Oculus is crashing and burning, another casualty of yesteryear's obsession with crowd funded video games and game platforms, few of which went very far (most never even produced products).

The product is getting killed in the market by established players like Sony and even the low cost (but nearly ubiquitously available) Google VR available for the mere investment in a fairly recent Android or iOS smartphone and a cheap headset. And now Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo locations in their stores due to poor performance. Perhaps worse, they recently lost a $500mn judgment for allegedly stealing some of their tech.

While turnarounds can happen, and Zuckerberg himself suggested it could take a long time for Oculus to pay off, realistically few products come back en vogue when the hype has worn off without substantial success, and costly investments that aren't paying off usually get killed by companies.

"We reached out to Facebook for comment and an Oculus spokesperson informed us that this was part of some “seasonal changes” and that the company is “prioritizing demos at hundreds of Best Buy locations in larger markets.” It’s odd that demo stations for successful devices like the Playstation 4 never seem to go out of season.

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