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Rob Gordon

Rob Gordon 

Small Business Community Organizer

Occupation: Aspiring Entrepreneur

Location: San Diego, California

Birthday: 12/22

Followers: 68,409

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Rob Gordon has been at 9 events

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Elaine Lindsay41,052Test for hangout settings2014-09-11 22:30:0041  
Google Small Business3,338,574Maria Contreras-Sweet, leader of the @105991827795477341945 and the voice of small business in President Obama’s Cabinet, will join the Google Small Business Community (http://goo.gl/1Zd9D5) ​on August 27th at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT for a live Hangout on Air answering questions about how SBA can help you start and grow your business. RSVP and submit your questions from now up until the day and hour of the Hangout. *Note: This is a live event.*Hangout on Air: Ask the SBA Administrator2014-08-27 22:30:002272  
Wade Harman22,274Building A Google Plus Community Have you tried out @108883357423682942734 for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://nod3x.com Also, don't forget one of the best cross posting platforms out there devoted to G+ as well called @105750980959577516811!  If you're serious about marketing, get the $10 plan, it works awesome for my business! http://goo.gl/Dolyku Join @111552522175915203592 from @108827198716965466311 as I talk to @103008963082975341976 and @117547081660023231214 about how we can go about building a successful Google Plus community here!  What makes a community successful, how to keep out spam, and how to keep people engaged other than on their own material. Join the Social Media Strategy Community here: http://goo.gl/tFhMXi Join the Relationship Marketing Community here: http://goo.gl/ma1wej Don't forget you can sponsor my *Relationship Tips* segments and become a Patreon for only $1mo! http://www.patreon.com/wade #googlepluscommunity   #googlepluscommunities   #googlepluscommunitytips   #relationshipmarketing  Building A Google Plus Community2014-06-13 00:00:00102  
Stephanie Sims2,801*Pooling Our Knowledge: Entrepreneurs’ Community Hangout* *Monday, May 12 2014* *1:00 pm Pacific (4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, and 2:00 pm Mountain)*   We’re excited to start this HOA series specifically for the Entrepreneurs’ Community, entitled “Pooling Our Knowledge”. Each week, a community member (or two!) will speak on their area of expertise, and give you some tips to improve your business in that specific area.   Of course, we’ll take all the questions from the audience that we have time for during the show, and do our best to respond to those we can’t answer on-air afterwards.   Not only will you get some helpful tips, but you’ll have the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who may be struggling with the same issues that you are!   This week’s topic is *“Setting Your Business up for Financial Success”.* We’ll be covering some of the essential tools you need to manage your finances, including financial projections and financial reporting (and NO, they aren’t the same thing!). If you have any questions, please leave them on the event page! This week’s hosts are: @100507762856957104832    Judi is the founder of GrowthCast. She helps small businesses see their financial future. Judi and GrowthCast are on a mission to demystify business financials and allow any business owner to understand the health of their business. @104267556228949747305  Stephanie gives owners a new way to measure the value of their business, using a method called Finance-Ability. She wants owners to understand the value of their company before they get involved in any financial decisions, so they are dealing from a position of strength. Knowing your worth is always a good thing - in life and in business!   We look forward to seeing you for the first of many community hangouts!   #PoolingOurKnowledge #EntrepreneursCommunityHOA  POOLING OUR KNOWLEDGE - Entrepreneurs' Community Hangout2014-05-12 22:00:0033  
Andy Nathan15,169We had a great conversation last Tuesday with a number of the Learning From Failure authors. Now, let's get the rest of the authors on part 2 of our discussion Learning From Failure. Guests this week will be: @106239597077013550982 @104337529165562531044 @114080279619551546069 @101723402717315646723 Here is the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JL2O9LY Also, do not forget to check out our sponsor's website: @102183121375310741688 Start Up Gap Episode 22: Learning From Failure Part 22014-05-06 23:00:0017  
James Fierce19,097 Are You Passionate About Your Business?  This weeks show is all about passion:   1. Is it a requirement for success?  2. Why is it important to cultivate your passions?  3. What to do if you are not passionate about your business/ career 4. When can it be a problem and how do you recognize it? 5. How to use it to your advantage for growth and bringing in new clients.  We have two special guests:  *Marilyn Moore:* I am the coordinator for SEO and social media for SonicSpider LLC and RightStartwebsites.com.  Following a career in education,I am now our company's go-to person for using Google+ for business, Semantic Search, and developing content marketing strategies/SEO. *Rachael Alford:* is a success coach, fundraising consultant and meeting and event planner. Most days, Rachael can be found helping others with their crowdfunding campaigns.Is Passion Essential For Business Success?2013-11-12 20:00:0022  
James Fierce19,097*It's Not What You Know But Who You Know* We are usually on at 11:00 PT but this week I have an IRL commitment so we are coming to you an hour earlier. Note this is an HOA so unless you are on the panel you won't actually be in the hangout...of course, you can watch us live and we are going to be using comment tracker so you can engage with the panel by asking comments or questions directly in the event comment section on this event page.  *To Be Discussed* Why Networking is important How to network effectively How to become the one others want to network with Tips for introverts Tips for extroverts How to use hangouts  I am looking to add a few guest panelists for this show. So check back here on the event page to see how well I really am at using the networking skills  :) *Please share this event or invite anyone you know that may be interested in learning more about networking*Get Bizy with Nate and Jim - Networking Effectively2013-10-15 19:00:0011  
Stephan Hovnanian43,349Some say the role of the web designer is no more, and in many cases, they're right. But a professional can be extremely valuable to your online presence. Part one of this 3-part mini-series explores the front-end of your website, when it's okay to "DIY" and when you should bring in a pro. Go to the URL below for complete details (and to watch on your mobile device), as well as to sign up to be notified of the Parts 2 and 3! http://www.websighthangouts.com/diy-websites-vs-professionally-designed-part-1/"DIY" vs. "Professionally-Designed" Websites (Part 1 of 3)2013-02-14 19:30:009  
martin shervington1,458,906*Want to ask questions about publishing YOUR book?* Well, next week I will be joined by Shawn Welch, co-author of 'APE: author, publisher, entrepreneur'. I am sure he will have a lot of answers for you as well. *When.* Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST. *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy has launched the FREE 4 session course and Shawn will take us into Session two. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following two on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author - I've gone down the publishing and self publishing route myself.  There may also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author! *Next Dates:* 17th Feb 17th March *Interested in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Going 'APE' with Shawn Welch!2013-01-20 20:00:0059  

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2016-08-09 23:35:12 (53 comments; 17 reshares; 209 +1s; )Open 

What could possibly go wrong?

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2016-09-03 21:09:12 (23 comments; 29 reshares; 363 +1s; )Open 

Lazy man socks

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2016-09-28 01:00:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

A picture of a woman taking a picture of the sunset- because reasons!

A picture of a woman taking a picture of the sunset- because reasons!___

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2016-09-25 22:16:55 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Santa Ana weather in San Diego- Late September but it's like summer. Water's cold though - but I'm going in anyway.

Santa Ana weather in San Diego- Late September but it's like summer. Water's cold though - but I'm going in anyway.___

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2016-09-25 21:58:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

I'm at the beach. Lifeguards helping a family take what appears to be a dying woman to the beach - probably for the last time.

I'm at the beach. Lifeguards helping a family take what appears to be a dying woman to the beach - probably for the last time.___

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2016-09-25 04:08:40 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Note to self: when visiting New York, avoid sushi restaurants.

Note to self: when visiting New York, avoid sushi restaurants.___

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2016-09-19 22:51:31 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

What is your experience with investors? I have a theory about investors - I think exposing early stage startup ventures to them can be highly destructive - almost always a huge waste of time, and often leading them down the wrong path entirely.

My opinion might be biased - I have had terrible luck with investors and it almost always ends up badly. I never solicit investors but believe it or not I do get contacted by them on occasion - maybe once or twice a year. This is likely because I do my best to organize small business online and sometimes post my ideas and ventures publicly.

It almost always ends up being a disaster, and these "investors" seem to be skilled at making me jump through hoops even when they make the initial contact. In an moment of honesty, one even told me he stopped contacting startups and giving "advice" when he realized he was... more »

What is your experience with investors? I have a theory about investors - I think exposing early stage startup ventures to them can be highly destructive - almost always a huge waste of time, and often leading them down the wrong path entirely.

My opinion might be biased - I have had terrible luck with investors and it almost always ends up badly. I never solicit investors but believe it or not I do get contacted by them on occasion - maybe once or twice a year. This is likely because I do my best to organize small business online and sometimes post my ideas and ventures publicly.

It almost always ends up being a disaster, and these "investors" seem to be skilled at making me jump through hoops even when they make the initial contact. In an moment of honesty, one even told me he stopped contacting startups and giving "advice" when he realized he was doing far more harm than good.

Normally I don't like to "tip my hand" when I make a discussion post like this but I would like your real opinion and experience - even if it is the opposite of mine - maybe you have found them to be honest and helpful even if you decided to not do business with them. What is your experience with investors? Do you seek them out or do they find you? Do you have any thoughts on how to manage these inquiries?
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2016-09-17 01:54:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

UFO spotted on my bike ride home just now. Damn thing almost hit me.

UFO spotted on my bike ride home just now. Damn thing almost hit me.___

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2016-09-16 01:40:44 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Oh, that's mean.

Via +Sue T.​

HA HA___Oh, that's mean.

Via +Sue T.​

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2016-09-15 21:10:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

I'll bet some younger folk don't even know what those are. 

I'll bet some younger folk don't even know what those are. ___

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2016-09-15 21:07:40 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Can you imagine?

Can you imagine?___

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2016-09-15 21:06:13 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

I draw the line at yoga pants

I draw the line at yoga pants___

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2016-09-12 07:13:26 (33 comments; 7 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

Oh goodness - Silicon Valley seems to be hard at work making sure that none of us humans will have jobs again.

Oh goodness - Silicon Valley seems to be hard at work making sure that none of us humans will have jobs again.___

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2016-09-11 19:05:41 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

How is this even possible? The Trump people need some kind of net to catch their tweets before they're posted.

Via +Roberto Bayardo​

Why do Trump supporters think he's not lying to them?___How is this even possible? The Trump people need some kind of net to catch their tweets before they're posted.

Via +Roberto Bayardo​

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2016-09-11 18:43:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Yipes!

Yipes!___

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2016-09-11 00:19:37 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Nom, nom, nom via +Nora Qudus



Nom, nom, nom via +Nora Qudus

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2016-09-08 22:51:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Finally - Google does something right. Burrito delivery drones!

Finally - Google does something right. Burrito delivery drones!___

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2016-09-08 19:55:25 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Any unfinished side projects to give away?. I swiped this question from Hacker News because I thought it would be interesting to see if people in this community had any thoughts. Here is the exact way they asked it there:

Would anyone like to give away / sell the projects which they've started but have no time or interest to finish?


Sometimes as an entrepreneur you spend a ton of time on projects that never quite happen, and you can reach a point where you don't even care about the money - you would just like to see it happen.

Other times you might just have a fanciful idea you know you will never actually work on. I mentioned a game idea on a post by a Google employee here recently and several people liked it. Knowing that I have neither the time nor skills to build this, I "open sourced" the idea and said to anyone who wanted to... more »

Any unfinished side projects to give away?. I swiped this question from Hacker News because I thought it would be interesting to see if people in this community had any thoughts. Here is the exact way they asked it there:

Would anyone like to give away / sell the projects which they've started but have no time or interest to finish?


Sometimes as an entrepreneur you spend a ton of time on projects that never quite happen, and you can reach a point where you don't even care about the money - you would just like to see it happen.

Other times you might just have a fanciful idea you know you will never actually work on. I mentioned a game idea on a post by a Google employee here recently and several people liked it. Knowing that I have neither the time nor skills to build this, I "open sourced" the idea and said to anyone who wanted to build it that they should "knock themselves out". I just said that if they made a billion dollars they should buy me a beer or something.

I probably have others if I took the time to think about it, but what about you? Do you have any ideas or projects you would like to give away?
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2016-09-07 00:39:27 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Yes, that's a fail - though a harmless fail. 

Yes, that's a fail - though a harmless fail. ___

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2016-09-07 00:29:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

I dare you to not sing along - you can't, because this is #punday

I dare you to not sing along - you can't, because this is #punday___

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2016-09-07 00:25:27 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

I'll go with crazy I suppose - that has always been my tradition. 

I'll go with crazy I suppose - that has always been my tradition. ___

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2016-09-07 00:22:36 (20 comments; 12 reshares; 195 +1s; )Open 

Nah, don't take my money. I will admit there have been times I have been curious though.

Nah, don't take my money. I will admit there have been times I have been curious though.___

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2016-09-03 23:10:24 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Did I ever show you guys a picture of my seaside deck?

Did I ever show you guys a picture of my seaside deck?___

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2016-09-03 21:09:12 (23 comments; 29 reshares; 363 +1s; )Open 

Lazy man socks

Lazy man socks___

2016-09-03 20:39:57 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Did you want images and links in comments?

Settle a debate for me please.

On a recent post by a Google employee promoting the new interface and features, I mentioned that I had never once heard anyone say that links and images in comments was the most important thing they wanted in Google+ - and that is the truth - I haven't.

Then one of the "Google Preferred Contributors" swooped in to issue a rebuttal as they always do if there is a Google employee anywhere in the vicinity and said he had heard this request "thousands of times". The Google employee who made the post then backed him up and said he also thought it was the thing users here wanted most.

I know I may be an "outlier" in the way I use social media, but I didn't think I was that far off. Was this really an important feature you wanted before it was... more »

Did you want images and links in comments?

Settle a debate for me please.

On a recent post by a Google employee promoting the new interface and features, I mentioned that I had never once heard anyone say that links and images in comments was the most important thing they wanted in Google+ - and that is the truth - I haven't.

Then one of the "Google Preferred Contributors" swooped in to issue a rebuttal as they always do if there is a Google employee anywhere in the vicinity and said he had heard this request "thousands of times". The Google employee who made the post then backed him up and said he also thought it was the thing users here wanted most.

I know I may be an "outlier" in the way I use social media, but I didn't think I was that far off. Was this really an important feature you wanted before it was implemented (as opposed to just something you have found to be "nice to have" now that it has been implemented)?

I would be interested in learning the real truth so have done my best to phrase the question neutrally - though it may not include all possible opinions. If you don't mind, please take a quick moment and answer the following question:

Before Google implemented the new feature of images and links in post comments, had this been something you had wanted?___

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2016-08-31 00:06:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Some of these sound pretty nasty

Some of these sound pretty nasty___

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2016-08-31 00:03:54 (18 comments; 9 reshares; 182 +1s; )Open 

I always wanted a jet in my back yard.

I always wanted a jet in my back yard.___

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2016-08-29 00:22:35 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Easier when you're young though.

Easier when you're young though.___

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2016-08-26 18:32:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

LinkedIn / Profinder Platform. Just curious, has anyone in this community tried this yet - or do you plan to? Do you think it will help your business - or hurt it? What do you think this means for the industry as a whole?

Linkedin has launched a new competitor to Upwork - one of those quasi-monopolies like Uber but for freelance workers - a merger of the old oDesk and eLance platforms. To tell you the truth, I am not all that excited about this competition - it seems like more of a "race to the bottom" and an attempt to commoditize what we do. I am also not big on the idea of Linkedin / Microsoft "screening" me by their corporate standards. Most of the promotion on the so far has been to corporations who may buy this service, but this is the first article that describes it from the other side.___LinkedIn / Profinder Platform. Just curious, has anyone in this community tried this yet - or do you plan to? Do you think it will help your business - or hurt it? What do you think this means for the industry as a whole?

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2016-08-25 22:21:13 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Linkedin has launched a new competitor to Upwork - one of those quasi-monopolies like Uber but for freelance workers - a merger of the old oDesk and eLance platforms. To tell you the truth, I am not all that excited about this competition - it seems like more of a "race to the bottom" and an attempt to commoditize what we do. I am also not big on the idea of Linkedin / Microsoft "screening" me by their corporate standards. Most of the promotion on the so far has been to corporations who may buy this service, but this is the first article that describes it from the other side.

Linkedin has launched a new competitor to Upwork - one of those quasi-monopolies like Uber but for freelance workers - a merger of the old oDesk and eLance platforms. To tell you the truth, I am not all that excited about this competition - it seems like more of a "race to the bottom" and an attempt to commoditize what we do. I am also not big on the idea of Linkedin / Microsoft "screening" me by their corporate standards. Most of the promotion on the so far has been to corporations who may buy this service, but this is the first article that describes it from the other side.___

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2016-08-25 22:12:51 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Are we on the wrong social network? Google seems to think so - especially since removing Hangout from here and Communities and handing them over to Youtube.

Are we on the wrong social network? Google seems to think so - especially since removing Hangout from here and Communities and handing them over to Youtube.___

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2016-08-21 22:25:21 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

A sad thought, for #punday  

A sad thought, for #punday  ___

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2016-08-21 22:22:21 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Uhm - not so much.

Uhm - not so much.___

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2016-08-21 21:58:29 (20 comments; 11 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

Interesting design

Interesting design___

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2016-08-21 21:51:08 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

There are photobombs, and then there are photobombs

There are photobombs, and then there are photobombs___

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2016-08-21 21:46:36 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

That is certainly a fail.

That is certainly a fail.___

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2016-08-21 21:30:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

It is terribly sexist, but these actually sound like they would be good movies.

It is terribly sexist, but these actually sound like they would be good movies.___

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2016-08-20 20:41:10 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

Interesting idea.

Interesting idea.___

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2016-08-19 23:09:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Truth in advertising. Seen on the way back from the gym.

Truth in advertising. Seen on the way back from the gym.___

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2016-08-19 01:33:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The end-game? This actually makes sense. Trump enjoys his adoring crowds and he doesn't want to be president. He has essentially United the trolls, and this allows him to lead his Troll Army forever.

The end-game? This actually makes sense. Trump enjoys his adoring crowds and he doesn't want to be president. He has essentially United the trolls, and this allows him to lead his Troll Army forever.___

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2016-08-18 23:47:24 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

It's probably a decent app, but jeez dudes - what ever happened to "more wood behind fewer arrows"? It is not hard to envision a really killer app with Hangouts that gives us everything we need instead of fragmenting everything. As has been said about Google. "they build product to solve their own problems, not ours".

Somewhere I have a half written blog post with the title "Google Communities is Broken: Here's how to fix them"". I recommended that Google bring Hangouts back to Google Communities - but integrate. them properly this time, because together they would be perfect for "community building". Google will never do that though - they just move on to the next shiny object, and eventually let their other products gradually fail.

That means fail for us of course - no one at Google ever actually fails, at least from... more »

It's probably a decent app, but jeez dudes - what ever happened to "more wood behind fewer arrows"? It is not hard to envision a really killer app with Hangouts that gives us everything we need instead of fragmenting everything. As has been said about Google. "they build product to solve their own problems, not ours".

Somewhere I have a half written blog post with the title "Google Communities is Broken: Here's how to fix them"". I recommended that Google bring Hangouts back to Google Communities - but integrate. them properly this time, because together they would be perfect for "community building". Google will never do that though - they just move on to the next shiny object, and eventually let their other products gradually fail.

That means fail for us of course - no one at Google ever actually fails, at least from their perspective - they celebrate their failures and even collect bonuses for them and then go on to the next cool project.___

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2016-08-16 00:38:29 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I thought this might be the way it was going when they removed Hangouts from Google communities. Small businesses that rely on Google technology always seem to lose out.

G+ people probably already saw this but, damn! Blab on Friday and Hangouts announcement today. Stop building your biz on their freebies. Buh Bye Blab and Hangout Gooroos!___I thought this might be the way it was going when they removed Hangouts from Google communities. Small businesses that rely on Google technology always seem to lose out.

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2016-08-15 23:51:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

I'm on the way to the gym. I wonder if this would be a good place to meet a debutante?

I'm on the way to the gym. I wonder if this would be a good place to meet a debutante?___

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2016-08-15 22:15:41 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 97 +1s; )Open 

Not the kind of thing I would normally share here, but my "business casual" wardrobe has become a bit too casual - even by California standards. I never have any idea what to do about dress shoes - the ones I have now are 20 year old torture devices. These actually look pretty good.

Not the kind of thing I would normally share here, but my "business casual" wardrobe has become a bit too casual - even by California standards. I never have any idea what to do about dress shoes - the ones I have now are 20 year old torture devices. These actually look pretty good.___

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2016-08-15 22:10:19 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

No shit - what a backwards leap in technology.

No shit - what a backwards leap in technology.___

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2016-08-15 22:08:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

The youngin had no idea how hard that was back then.

The youngin had no idea how hard that was back then.___

2016-08-15 20:14:04 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Does anyone have any discussion questions?. Lots of people like to give "advice" here - and in fact on most business forums. My Twitter feed in particular is filled with "advice" and come to think of it so is my Linkedin feed. I guess giving advice is supposed to make everyone think you are smart - and if it is really good advice, I suppose that is true, but I do wonder sometimes if we have reached "peak advice".

Because this community - and all public communities on Google+ are also plagued with "link dumping" we set up a new category here for discussion questions with no links. Everyone here thinks they have to include a link with every post, but we actually LOVE posts with no links. We give those priority on pinning at the top of the community, but lately there haven't been any. I or the moderators - could keep coming up with them,... more »

Does anyone have any discussion questions?. Lots of people like to give "advice" here - and in fact on most business forums. My Twitter feed in particular is filled with "advice" and come to think of it so is my Linkedin feed. I guess giving advice is supposed to make everyone think you are smart - and if it is really good advice, I suppose that is true, but I do wonder sometimes if we have reached "peak advice".

Because this community - and all public communities on Google+ are also plagued with "link dumping" we set up a new category here for discussion questions with no links. Everyone here thinks they have to include a link with every post, but we actually LOVE posts with no links. We give those priority on pinning at the top of the community, but lately there haven't been any. I or the moderators - could keep coming up with them, but it would be better I think if the members here came up with their own. I am sure at least some of you have questions you would like opinions on - feel free to post those here.

In other categories, members can still post links as long as you really think it is good and give a decent summary, and you can occasionally post your own material as long as you disclose that and, as the guidelines say, do it rarely.

At the moment though, I don't see a single discussion question that has been posted in the last few weeks, so feel free to post well formulated questions.

+Rebecca Quinn 
+Aleta Curry 
+Mike Villeneuve ___

2016-08-11 06:38:49 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

OK - I am definitely getting posts in my screem from people I don't follow, and it seems to be happening repeatedly. These posts are public - not shared privately , and there are no indications that they have been recommended or given a +1 by someone I know.

I first noticed these when I started getting some really racist posts in my stream and needed to check if I had somehow accidentally followed these people - I hadn't. I don't know how often this happens but I tend to notice them more when I see posts with politics very different than my own. As an example I get posts from R Michael Brown who I don't follow. His posts are not extreme, but it's a point of view that doesn't interest me and I don't want it in my stream.

Is Google doing one of those things like Facebook did or they force you to see political views you don't want to see? My stream is... more »

OK - I am definitely getting posts in my screem from people I don't follow, and it seems to be happening repeatedly. These posts are public - not shared privately , and there are no indications that they have been recommended or given a +1 by someone I know.

I first noticed these when I started getting some really racist posts in my stream and needed to check if I had somehow accidentally followed these people - I hadn't. I don't know how often this happens but I tend to notice them more when I see posts with politics very different than my own. As an example I get posts from R Michael Brown who I don't follow. His posts are not extreme, but it's a point of view that doesn't interest me and I don't want it in my stream.

Is Google doing one of those things like Facebook did or they force you to see political views you don't want to see? My stream is already getting pretty crappy and this really didn't help. Has anyone else noticed this?
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2016-08-10 07:36:41 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

What were your first 7 jobs?

They're doing it on Twitter, we might as well do it here. This is one of those "getting to know each other" posts - may not be relevant to our current business, but what the heck? Here are mine.

1. Stuffing envelopes for my Father's promotion firm.
2. Delivering flyers for neighborhood repair shop
3. Newspaper boy
4. Golf Caddy
5. Cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken
6. Usher at a Movie Theater
7. Dishwasher in College Cafeteria

What were your first 7 jobs?

#first7jobs

What were your first 7 jobs?

They're doing it on Twitter, we might as well do it here. This is one of those "getting to know each other" posts - may not be relevant to our current business, but what the heck? Here are mine.

1. Stuffing envelopes for my Father's promotion firm.
2. Delivering flyers for neighborhood repair shop
3. Newspaper boy
4. Golf Caddy
5. Cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken
6. Usher at a Movie Theater
7. Dishwasher in College Cafeteria

What were your first 7 jobs?

#first7jobs___

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2016-08-09 23:35:12 (53 comments; 17 reshares; 209 +1s; )Open 

On second thought, yeah - take my money.

What could possibly go wrong?___On second thought, yeah - take my money.

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2016-08-09 23:27:32 (14 comments; 24 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?___

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2016-08-09 20:59:27 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

This dude's arms are way bigger than my legs.

This dude's arms are way bigger than my legs.___

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