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Frank Poliat4,455We have had so much trouble properly creating Hangouts On Air, that we have CANCELLED the original topic for this week (Google and Facebook Pages) and will share what we've learned so far about doing Hangouts On Air right. SPECIAL GUEST Ronnie Bincer will be on hand as guest panelist. He is THE go-to guy on this subject. Other friends may be joining us as well.  Even if you're not in the hangout, you can: 1. You'll be able to watch the video feed from WITHIN THIS INVITATION. Add comments or questions in the "Say something" field. 2. OR ask for an invite to JOIN THE PANEL; just post a request to @102780726906835902473 or @104910754841372191189 NEW TUES HANGOUT: Hangouts On Air, STEP BY STEP2012-08-14 15:30:0013  

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2013-11-27 06:33:37 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

God is doing this to punish the fornicating gay jews who are marrying their poodles. 

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2015-05-03 18:48:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Have not been using G+ as I failed to get Facebook friends to join me here. At any rate, wtf? I can't find my Circles, nor create one. 

Have not been using G+ as I failed to get Facebook friends to join me here. At any rate, wtf? I can't find my Circles, nor create one. ___

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2015-03-03 21:51:45 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-22 16:39:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Why the environmental movement should change its strategy


Why the environmental movement should change its strategy
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2014-10-21 18:20:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

PERKA IS HIRING (I work here) - OCT 21 14 -  http://bit.ly/ZEHd0J
Contact frankp at perka dot com
Tech & Engineering opportunities - Now hiring at Perka, the mobile marketing and customer loyalty app. We are expanding our product development team and are currently seeking senior level software engineers (Javascript and Java) experienced in enterprise systems. Also seeking a QA director, QA/test engineers, and prod/project managers. Qualified candidates will have prior experience developing and deploying commercial web and mobile applications. Positions available in both New York City and Portland, Oregon. Perka.com is an EOE. 

TWEET: 
#jobs @Perka http://bit.ly/ZEHd0J #hiring #NY & #PDX Portland #Oregon #software #engineers #QA #director #Java #enterprise systems. We EOE

PERKA IS HIRING (I work here) - OCT 21 14 -  http://bit.ly/ZEHd0J
Contact frankp at perka dot com
Tech & Engineering opportunities - Now hiring at Perka, the mobile marketing and customer loyalty app. We are expanding our product development team and are currently seeking senior level software engineers (Javascript and Java) experienced in enterprise systems. Also seeking a QA director, QA/test engineers, and prod/project managers. Qualified candidates will have prior experience developing and deploying commercial web and mobile applications. Positions available in both New York City and Portland, Oregon. Perka.com is an EOE. 

TWEET: 
#jobs @Perka http://bit.ly/ZEHd0J #hiring #NY & #PDX Portland #Oregon #software #engineers #QA #director #Java #enterprise systems. We EOE___

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2014-08-29 16:36:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Help! I changed addresses in https://plus.google.com/b/112473788956021497075/112473788956021497075/about
.... but the map has not changed. Does it take a few days to populate or what?

Help! I changed addresses in https://plus.google.com/b/112473788956021497075/112473788956021497075/about
.... but the map has not changed. Does it take a few days to populate or what?___

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2014-05-27 16:19:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

An artist driven app succeeds


An artist driven app succeeds
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2014-03-16 12:59:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-03-08 17:14:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Something I posted in my Wordpress blog...

Something I posted in my Wordpress blog...___

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2014-03-04 19:09:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

My latest Perka blog
http://blog.getperka.com/perkapost/5-steps-for-customer-retention-with-perka-loyalty-solution "Five Simple Steps to Building HUGE Customer Retention with the Perka Loyalty Solution"
#loyalty #perka #business #marketing #brickandmortar  

My latest Perka blog
http://blog.getperka.com/perkapost/5-steps-for-customer-retention-with-perka-loyalty-solution "Five Simple Steps to Building HUGE Customer Retention with the Perka Loyalty Solution"
#loyalty #perka #business #marketing #brickandmortar  ___

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2014-02-23 22:21:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-02-19 17:25:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is real

This is real___

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2014-02-12 19:54:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Very nicely done Mark, THANK YOU

Very nicely done Mark, THANK YOU___

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2014-02-11 17:37:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I could use help and suggestions for making this go viral. Thanks.
  #putin   #satire   #putin   #greek   #olympics   #cartoon   #politics   #progressive   #activism   #gay  

I could use help and suggestions for making this go viral. Thanks.
  #putin   #satire   #putin   #greek   #olympics   #cartoon   #politics   #progressive   #activism   #gay  ___

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2014-01-14 04:47:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#PERKA IS #HIRING NOW NOW NOW. 
http://getperka.com/jobs/

This is where I #work. IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO WORK and to increase your job-market value and build a great career, or new career or??? JOBS IN PORTLAND, NYC and possibly some by remote. Lots of different kind of jobs, but IF U R AN ENGINEER be sure to submit #resume as an API. Perka is expanding in a VERY big way. Get your #resume in NOW. 
#hightech   #jobs   #nyc   #pdx   #oregon   #newyork  

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perka #Perka is a digital #loyalty #marketing platform that was launched in April 2011. An alternative to traditional paper and plastic card-based incentive programs, Perka provides interactive loyalty marketing solutions for businesses. The #technology that Perka is built upon works on mobile phones via app or SMS and allows merchants to reward customers for frequent purchases.Perka als... more »

#PERKA IS #HIRING NOW NOW NOW. 
http://getperka.com/jobs/

This is where I #work. IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO WORK and to increase your job-market value and build a great career, or new career or??? JOBS IN PORTLAND, NYC and possibly some by remote. Lots of different kind of jobs, but IF U R AN ENGINEER be sure to submit #resume as an API. Perka is expanding in a VERY big way. Get your #resume in NOW. 
#hightech   #jobs   #nyc   #pdx   #oregon   #newyork  

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perka #Perka is a digital #loyalty #marketing platform that was launched in April 2011. An alternative to traditional paper and plastic card-based incentive programs, Perka provides interactive loyalty marketing solutions for businesses. The #technology that Perka is built upon works on mobile phones via app or SMS and allows merchants to reward customers for frequent purchases. Perka also serves as a direct-marketing platform and analytics tool.[1] Perka fits into the category of mobile loyalty, a modern type of loyalty program.
The company is headquartered in Portland, OR and New York City.___

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2013-12-30 23:07:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's not too late to make your $50 Taxfree donation to your most deserving Institution:

It's not too late to make your $50 Taxfree donation to your most deserving Institution:___

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2013-11-27 06:33:37 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

God is doing this to punish the fornicating gay jews who are marrying their poodles. 

God is doing this to punish the fornicating gay jews who are marrying their poodles. ___

2013-10-13 18:59:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

At work, my gmail tab shows a bar with "search, images, mail, drive, calendar" etc. I cannot figure out how to set that up at home. Help!

At work, my gmail tab shows a bar with "search, images, mail, drive, calendar" etc. I cannot figure out how to set that up at home. Help!___

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2013-09-09 19:53:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2012-10-14 03:42:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Help make this go viral

Help make this go viral___

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2012-10-03 13:09:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Great or scarey?

Google+ Usage Poll Results

I created a Poll yesterday that asked simply:

How much time on average do you spend on Google+ everyday?

The graphic below shows the full results. You can also see the results at the following link: http://goo.gl/f9ZC1

More details on the Poll here >>>> http://goo.gl/Mrz4Q

#googlepluspoll  ___Great or scarey?

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2012-10-01 03:48:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#art  

Amazing Book Sculptures: Art in Paper
Some incredibly talented artists have turned books into sculptures, carefully cutting their pages into various shapes and forms. Who knew that old books could have more uses besides being turned into tinder? The book sculptures appear to be very delicate, so we’d hope that they are kept behind glass cases. Here are some really cool book sculptures.

MANY more at the link - I couldn't decide which one I wanted to show in the snippet because they are all amazing.___ #art  

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2012-09-27 20:10:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It pays to squat.

A regular child's step-stool or even a stack of books can provide this however... hmmm...

Squatty Potty-Toilet Stool: squatting for proper toilet posture___It pays to squat.

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2012-09-27 19:23:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Samuel L Jackson " WAKE THE FUCK UP "  Barack Obama AD: http://youtu.be/og35U0d6WKY via @youtube  #share   #ows   #politics   #vote   #urgent  

Samuel L Jackson " WAKE THE FUCK UP "  Barack Obama AD: http://youtu.be/og35U0d6WKY via @youtube  #share   #ows   #politics   #vote   #urgent  ___

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2012-09-26 18:13:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

For sale #ttapestry   #tapestries  

For sale #ttapestry   #tapestries  ___

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2012-09-25 22:13:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

PUBLIC EVENT:
#seo   #google   #traffic   #social  
This will be good. Sorry to miss it. Somebody send me their notes!  
+Scott Hendison 

"Scott Hendison, will be presenting an "all encompassing" hour dealing with ESSENTIALS - What business owners NEED to know about internet Marketing basics

No host dinner & networking begins at 6pm
Meeting starts at 7
Presentation is from 7:30-8:30

Topics covered will be:

SEO 101 
Google's Evolution
Pandas and Penguins (Not zoo animals)
Paid Traffic – G (and Yahoo / Bing)
Backlinks & Webspam
Local Search - Brick & mortar, services
Social"

AT Red Lion Hotel Portland- Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon 97232

PUBLIC EVENT:
#seo   #google   #traffic   #social  
This will be good. Sorry to miss it. Somebody send me their notes!  
+Scott Hendison 

"Scott Hendison, will be presenting an "all encompassing" hour dealing with ESSENTIALS - What business owners NEED to know about internet Marketing basics

No host dinner & networking begins at 6pm
Meeting starts at 7
Presentation is from 7:30-8:30

Topics covered will be:

SEO 101 
Google's Evolution
Pandas and Penguins (Not zoo animals)
Paid Traffic – G (and Yahoo / Bing)
Backlinks & Webspam
Local Search - Brick & mortar, services
Social"

AT Red Lion Hotel Portland- Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon 97232___

2012-09-24 02:12:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#kickstarter   #resources   #business   #projects   #ideas  

#kickstarter   #resources   #business   #projects   #ideas  ___

2012-09-20 23:37:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

On my reading list.

#philosophy   #environment   #reading   #books  

On my reading list.

#philosophy   #environment   #reading   #books  ___

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2012-09-20 19:02:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#chomsky   #noamchomsky   #alternativeradio   #support   #indiegogo   #urgent  

Please share and support. Important.___ #chomsky   #noamchomsky   #alternativeradio   #support   #indiegogo   #urgent  

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2012-09-20 18:16:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#phone   #ATT  

I know that AT&T doesn't have a great rep among the geek-a-sphere, but I thought I would pass this along.  If you have or can get a '.gov' or '.mil' email address you can get up to a 24% discount on services and equipment.  Also if you order online you get $25 off new equipment.  I did a lot of research and this is by far the best discount offered by the main carriers.  You can confirm your discount at: http://goo.gl/AGG1n  I just picked up a HTC Vivid for $30 and my rate works out to $60 a month.  [No I Do Not Work or Am Affiliated With AT&T In Any Way]___ #phone   #ATT  

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2012-09-20 16:20:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#phone #att

I know that AT&T doesn't have a great rep among the geek-a-sphere, but I thought I would pass this along.  If you have or can get a '.gov' or '.mil' email address you can get up to a 24% discount on services and equipment.  Also if you order online you get $25 off new equipment.  I did a lot of research and this is by far the best discount offered by the main carriers.  You can confirm your discount at: http://goo.gl/AGG1n  I just picked up a HTC Vivid for $30 and my rate works out to $60 a month.  [No I Do Not Work or Am Affiliated With AT&T In Any Way]___#phone #att

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2012-09-16 19:04:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

  #travel   #hitchhike   #resource   #couchsurf  

  #travel   #hitchhike   #resource   #couchsurf  ___

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2012-09-16 18:39:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I want a ride TO&/OR from Portland THIS Mon/Tue Sept 17/18 (from Nehalem, Oregon).
Yes, I can take the bus, but I'd RATHER share a ride. $10 for gas for each direction.
Ride in EITHER DIRECTION is fine.
I need to be in Portland by early Tuesday, so leaving for Portland (preferably later than earlier)
I also want a ride back TO Nehalem area (OR Tillamook) anytime after noon on Tuesday.
A ride in either direction is fine.
Thanks,Frank 503-754-8432
#rideshare   #hitchhike   #oregon   #oregoncoast   #ride  

I want a ride TO&/OR from Portland THIS Mon/Tue Sept 17/18 (from Nehalem, Oregon).
Yes, I can take the bus, but I'd RATHER share a ride. $10 for gas for each direction.
Ride in EITHER DIRECTION is fine.
I need to be in Portland by early Tuesday, so leaving for Portland (preferably later than earlier)
I also want a ride back TO Nehalem area (OR Tillamook) anytime after noon on Tuesday.
A ride in either direction is fine.
Thanks,Frank 503-754-8432
#rideshare   #hitchhike   #oregon   #oregoncoast   #ride  ___

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2012-09-16 07:32:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How does she do that with her breasts?
#funny #video

How does she do that with her breasts?
#funny #video___

2012-09-16 06:07:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2012-09-12 23:40:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

And now for some GOOD news, thanks +Jim Wilbur ! This definitely makes my day. I'm having an ORGasm right now (scientology joke). 
#scientology   #religion   #atheism  

And now for some GOOD news, thanks +Jim Wilbur ! This definitely makes my day. I'm having an ORGasm right now (scientology joke). 
#scientology   #religion   #atheism  ___

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2012-09-12 23:31:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

  #prodigy   #music   #omg   #omfg  

  #prodigy   #music   #omg   #omfg  ___

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2012-09-11 15:42:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#chromeextension  

Fabulous updated list of 40 great Chrome Extensions.

#Google #Chrome

via: http://goo.gl/pdiAp___ #chromeextension  

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2012-09-11 15:39:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

CAN FACEBOOK BE YOUR BEST ROI? REALLY?
We +Frank Poliat and +Max Weinstein  just finished our hangout with special guest +Randy Hilarski . It's one of the BEST hangouts we've ever done. I'm super pleased with it. If you are looking at advertising options for your business, you owe it to yourself to watch this. 

Some links mentioned in the Hangout:
http://panama.escapeartist.com/newsletter/
http://panama.escapeartist.com
http://www.smobrosco.com/hangouts-on-air/streaming-hangout-on-air/
http://www.escapeartist.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/EscapeArtistPanama

CAN FACEBOOK BE YOUR BEST ROI? REALLY?
We +Frank Poliat and +Max Weinstein  just finished our hangout with special guest +Randy Hilarski . It's one of the BEST hangouts we've ever done. I'm super pleased with it. If you are looking at advertising options for your business, you owe it to yourself to watch this. 

Some links mentioned in the Hangout:
http://panama.escapeartist.com/newsletter/
http://panama.escapeartist.com
http://www.smobrosco.com/hangouts-on-air/streaming-hangout-on-air/
http://www.escapeartist.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/EscapeArtistPanama___

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2012-09-11 04:10:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#socialmedia   #pinterest  

Pinterest stats:
79% Female, 21% Male
55% iPad, 17% iPhone, 28% Android
Monthly Page Views: 1.9 Billion
Monthly US Only Uniques: 20,5 Million

Follow me if you like links on #creativity #science and #philosophy: http://pinterest.com/iraszl___ #socialmedia   #pinterest  

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2012-09-11 03:55:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#facebook  vs #googleplus  , nice.

Google Plus vs. Facebook... What vs. Who!
There is a difference... it's based on how you approach the two.
In my opinion it comes down to this:

With Google Plus it is What You Know... or What you want to know.
With Facebook it is Who You Know... or Who you want to know.

You start with G+ based on What you know and when you connect based on that 'Shared Interest'... you start to get to know the Who behind the What.

You start with FB based on Who you know and you may move on to meet others, but that is usually because of Who they know, not What they know.

Different?... Yes! Is one better?... It depends!
You tell me... will this help you explain them?
- - - 
#socialmediawars   #socialmedia   #googleplus   #facebook  ___ #facebook  vs #googleplus  , nice.

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2012-09-11 03:52:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#hootsuite   #socialmedia  

Why Upgrade to HootSuite Pro?

We use HootSuite Pro every day at +Virante Search Marketing. +Neal Schaffer does a great job here of explaining why it's very worth the low monthly fee.___ #hootsuite   #socialmedia  

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2012-09-11 03:49:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Is there any major player who does NOT make huge boneheaded moves on a regular basis?

How Facebook Is Silencing Over Half or Your Business Page's Fans

My latest rant!

As more and more of Facebook's traffic is coming from mobile, it's lack of the ability to re-share posts to one's friends (something Google+'s app has had for some time now) creates huge lost opportunities for Facebook Pages.

#facebook   #facebookmarketing   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing  ___Is there any major player who does NOT make huge boneheaded moves on a regular basis?

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2012-09-11 03:46:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#facebook   #funny  

The sad part? This is probably true. #facebook___ #facebook   #funny  

2012-09-11 03:29:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

With all the bad press and complaints and ghost clicks, it hardly seems possible. But Facebook IS the new 800 lb gorilla and that's a lotta gorilla So let's take a look. MORE INFO: http://www.smobrosco.com/hangouts-on-air/weekly-hangout/

With all the bad press and complaints and ghost clicks, it hardly seems possible. But Facebook IS the new 800 lb gorilla and that's a lotta gorilla So let's take a look. MORE INFO: http://www.smobrosco.com/hangouts-on-air/weekly-hangout/___

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2012-08-29 20:15:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

OMG
#ebike   #ebiketouren  

OMG
#ebike   #ebiketouren  ___

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2012-08-29 20:10:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#share   #heartattack  

Rather than sharing jokes please.. contribute by Sharing this which can save a person's life!!!! 

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Let's say it's 6.15pm and you're going home (alone of course),
after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!

NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE..

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.___ #share   #heartattack  

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2012-08-29 20:06:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

droolicious

Audi e-bike: A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph

The prototype cycle combining an electric drive and muscle power along with tech used on Audi cars was showcased at the Worthersee Tour in Austria.___droolicious

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2012-08-29 19:24:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

this looks legitimate
#political   #petition   #urgent  

this looks legitimate
#political   #petition   #urgent  ___

2012-08-28 18:20:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Announcement: Diaspora Will Now Be A Community Project

From an email I received today:

"Dear Community,

We have been overwhelmed with your support the past week after our annoucnment of Makr.io and the opening up of signups on joindiaspora.com.  This week, we are excited to share with you some important Diaspora announcements.

When we started Diaspora two years ago, the project kicked off with amazing reception and support from people that believed in our ultimate goal: giving users ownership over their data. It's a powerful idea, one that captured the imaginations of millions of people across the world. This vision has expanded and evolved over the past two years that we have been working on it as the project has grown.

Diaspora* began when we were still at NYU—just four guys trying to scratch our own itch. We had an idea about howso... more »

Announcement: Diaspora Will Now Be A Community Project

From an email I received today:

"Dear Community,

We have been overwhelmed with your support the past week after our annoucnment of Makr.io and the opening up of signups on joindiaspora.com.  This week, we are excited to share with you some important Diaspora announcements.

When we started Diaspora two years ago, the project kicked off with amazing reception and support from people that believed in our ultimate goal: giving users ownership over their data. It's a powerful idea, one that captured the imaginations of millions of people across the world. This vision has expanded and evolved over the past two years that we have been working on it as the project has grown.

Diaspora* began when we were still at NYU—just four guys trying to scratch our own itch. We had an idea about how social networks could work in a new and exciting way. We intended to be done over the course of a summer, and with an expected budget of $10,000 from our Kickstarter campaign. The reception of this idea was so good that we managed to reach 20 times the expected amount in donations, and the project expanded to cover far more than just a summer. It's been over two years now, and we are proud of what Diaspora has become.

Today, the network has grown into thousands of people using our software in hundreds of installations across the web. There are hundreds of pods that have been created by community members, and it has become one of the biggest Github projects to date. It has been translated to almost fifty languages, with hundreds of developers worldwide contributing back to the project.

Diaspora has grown into something more than just a project four guys started in their office at school. It is bigger than any one of us, the money we raised, or the code we have written. It has developed into something that people all over the world care about and are inspired by.  We think the time is right to reflect this reality, and put our code where our hearts lie.

Today, we are giving control of Diaspora to the community.

As a Free Software social project, we have an obligation to take this project further, for the good of the community that revolves around it. Putting the decisions for the project’s future in the hands of the community is one of the highest benefits of any FOSS project, and we’d like to bring this benefit to our users and developers. We still will remain as an important part this community as the founders, but we want to make sure we are including all of the people who care about Diaspora and want to see it succeed well into the future.

If you look around, you’ll see that we’ve made an effort to open up to the community more to help better serve it. We’ve opened up our Pivotal Tracker for community developers help join in (You can sign up here), we’ve launched a tool that deploys one-click installations to the Heroku app hosting service, and we’ve updated joindiaspora.com to be more community-centric, showcasing other pods a user can join. 

This will not be an immediate shift over. Many details still need to be stepped through. It is going to be a gradual process to open up more and more to community governance over time. The goal is to make this an entirely community-driven and community-run project. Sean Tilley, our Open Source Community Manager will spearhead community efforts to see that this happens.  Stay tuned to our blog for a message from Sean concerning next steps, as well as ways to get involved in helping with the transition process.

This is a new opportunity for Diaspora to grow further than ever before.  We can’t wait to see what we can do together.

Daniel and Maxwell


PS. We also want to give special thanks to a few people who recently, and over the past few years, have shown us what a special community we have. It is by no means complete:
Mr ZYX, sean tilley, David Morley, Jan-Christoph Borchardt, Joe Braun, David Morley, Hans Fase, Florian Staudacher, Movilla, Stephan Schulz, Sarah Mei, Tom Scott, kinky joe, denschub, justin thomas, Steven Hancock, Diasp, Jason Robinson"___

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