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Blake Ethridge has been shared in 13 public circles

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Lee Edgerton0I've never shared a circle before. Thought I'd share my Social Media circle. It's made up of my own finds and recommendations from others. I'm always looking to trim it down depending on the content shared and whether I find it relevant for what I'm doing.Do you have any recommendations?2013-01-15 23:56:36501216CC G+
Christina Trapolino54,573#CircleSunday  November 18, 2012It's been several months since I last shared this Circle with you guys, but I'm really glad to be starting it up again.  I have been taking your suggestions into consideration, but this week I'm sharing three people with you who have been on my radar for some time:---+Isabelle Fortin is someone I found through a neat hashtag event called #MovieMashupTuesday .  The idea...well, you can find it by clicking on the hashtag.  Some of the images they come up with make me laugh out loud... IRL.  ;)  Isabelle's stream is also just plain interesting -- she is a self-confessed foodie (and so am I), and one of the few people whose Instagram posts don't annoy me.  I'm certain she'll add some quirky fun to your streams.I've been following +Ralph Roberts for quite some time -- he worked with NASA on the Apollo program (*dreamy sigh*), so you can take posts with titles such as "Does chocolate make you clever?" very seriously in his stream.  Furthermore, ever since I got an iPad, I've found Ralph's posts to consistently liven up my feeds with beautiful images.  If you're from Austin and you know who John Aielli is, you might understand why I freakin' love Ralph Roberts.Last but not least is +Chris Hoeller, who has been in my Circles for a very long time.  His posts are sometimes a lot like reading a Twitter feed -- short and funny -- but he also makes incredibly thought-provoking posts about technology and social media.  I suspect that if you enjoy my posts on the subject of communication, you'll like Chris a lot.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-11-19 03:11:2212014227CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht902Damn only 500 people can be shared, I have exactly 512 people in my circle.. awesome number huh?2012-08-23 23:18:51501505CC G+
Michael B.1,582This circle was just shared to me by +Christina Trapolino .Thank you for sharing :-)2012-07-30 15:01:50118203CC G+
Christina Trapolino48,549July 15, 2012 #CircleSunday  It has been storming for almost a whole week in Austin!  Those of us who remember the wicked drought from last year (I wasn't a resident then, but a visitor several times) are grateful beyond words for the lower temperatures and the higher water levels in the lakes.  I am especially grateful for the storms because I can actually get more than 4 hours of sleep when it's raining.Stormy Sundays are probably the best thing ever (apart from brunch), and I've spent most of today browsing G+ and adding new folks to my 'potential Circle Sunday' list.  Here are the pleeps I've chosen for this week:---+Lil Peck has a slight obsession with horses.  I don't share that obsession (although I do like horses, and spent many summers as a little girl learning to ride them), but Lil Peck's Stream is just so dang interesting that I read it obsessively, anyway.  My favorite content of hers is tech-related -- especially when it's Google+ related.  Her latest post is an example of this (it's about how to make sure your Stream is drama-free): http://bit.ly/NvrXZV+Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator.  She also publishes something called Tinkerlab, which is actually pretty fascinating even if you're not a DIYer.  Speaking of DIY, my favorite part of Rachelle's profile is her suggestion of which Circles to add her to.  She lists DIY twice!  Whether it's intentional or not, I got a chuckle out of it because that's actually a fair analysis of her content: it's a lot of DIY/crafts stuff.  That said, I keep her in my "awesome A-list" Circle because her posts are fresh and unique.  Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/NJMquE+Jonathan Abbey is a testament to the power of the Nearby Stream.  By that, I mean that I found him through the first version of the mobile app for G+ -- he was posting from near my location, and I added him on a whim.  Several months later, and he's still on my read list!  He posts a lot of political stuff (fair warning if you like Romney -- Johnathan's Stream is unforgiving), but he's not preachy.  Talk about a rare find.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/NqjhFk---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-07-16 01:21:3911718125CC G+
Christina Trapolino47,824July 1, 2012 #CircleSunday In a few days, it'll be my one year anniversary on Google+, but the platform itself celebrated its birthday this past week.  As a result, lots of people posted fantastic stories about their time here (check the #MyFirstPost  hashtag to peruse the Stream of posts), and I made a lot of new friends.  All three of my Circle Sunday recommendations below are a direct result of that.  I hope they bring something fresh to your Streams, as they have mine.  :)---+Mark Bruce is a regular #ScienceSunday  contributor who came to me via a shared Circle this past week.  If you're looking to beef up your science Circles, you can file Mark under awesome.  He hails from Adelaide in South Australia, which is where I went to some university a few years back.  It's a great, albeit quiet little town full of smart folks like Mark, IIRC.  Extra cool points awarded due to his self-proclaimed enthusiasm for transhumanism.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LJ9YLLI have never recommended a Page in my Circle Sundays, but that's changing this week.  I stumbled across a Googler's new yoga page -- +Quantum Yoga -- during my Stream surfing this week and fell in love.  I want to get into yoga, but I've had some trouble making time for it.  +Brandon Seils' Page is helping me to increase my interest in the practice by highlighting its geeky side.  Maybe my next step will be to find a good yoga Hangout!  Check out the Page's latest post here: http://bit.ly/MNqKNf+Ivan Yudhi is more proof that commenting thoughtfully will get you noticed and Circled by people with common interests.  I found Ivan while hopping around several I/O conversations.  He posts a lot about sports as well as different smartphones and their creators (and other tech, in general).  His profile indicates he's into photography, and while I don't see a lot of his photos in his Stream, I'm hoping he'll take some pictures soon and share them!  Check out Ivan's latest post here: http://bit.ly/LYLBek---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-07-02 03:50:5211318530CC G+
Jari Huomo7,914Christina Trapolino Circle Sunday CircleHere is an excellent selection of Google+ users manually selected by lovely +Christina Trapolino (https://plus.google.com/102615863344410467759/about)If you do not want to add all at once, you can see all the people in this circle here: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/christinatrapolino/ with links to their best posts & photo posts. 2012-06-21 10:26:491118219CC G+
Christina Trapolino47,287June 17, 2012 #CircleSunday Hello again, Google+!This month has been tremendous for me -- as I continue to search for cultural clues that prove my hypothesis that society is evolving its use of social media, I've learned a great deal about the relationship between brands and bloggers (or, as I like to call them, citizen journalists).  More on this later in the week, when I share my takeaways from the Blog Her Food '12 conference in Seattle.For today, I'm very pleased to share these fine folks with y'all for Circle Sunday!---First up is +John Maguire, who is a clinical researcher at the University of Kansas. John livens up my Stream with fantastic posts about all sorts of topics (seriously, they range from sports to outer space), but my favorite thing about him comes from his profile: "Being green is [sic] doesn't have to reflect one's political status, rather learning how [to] better our way of living and sustaining a better place to live for future generations." Hear, hear! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/MzMHzrI have well over 500 photographers in my Circles, and they are all super talented.  They certainly remind me that my Instagram account is strictly amateur.  Many of them have enormous followings, but some have been less exposed than others.  Case in point?  +Rainer Steinke is a street photographer whose taste and style are, in my opinion, spectacular. This is my favorite of his recent posts: http://bit.ly/MXbUkM+Kyle Sullivan is an exobiology major (bonus nerd points) whose posts are endlessly interesting.  I like Kyle's Stream so much because he mixes NASA information with a quirky sense of humor (he initially caught my attention when I saw some re-shares of his #AwayTeamPorn posts -- y'all know how I feel about Star Trek).  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/M5sdws---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-06-17 22:53:4711120424CC G+
Christina Trapolino46,899June 3, 2012 #CircleSunday  Hello again, Google+!  I've been a very busy girl for the past couple of weeks, but I've still been surfing my Streams and looking out for great people to feature for Circle Sunday.  Today, I'd like to share the latest three additions to my #CircleSunday  Circle:---+David Garcia has been in my Circles for a long time, and I've been meaning to feature him for much of that time.  His posts are uplifting and his message is something we can all relate to from time to time.  David has a blog called, "Keep it up, David!" and it's about his battle with losing weight.  He's doing a great job, which is nice to see, but what makes his approach really special is that he doesn't focus on weight all the time.  Rather, he chooses to highlight great things to eat for their taste and nutritional value, which makes his content engaging for anyone -- trying to lose weight or not.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LrbDGU+Gunther Cox only has about 1,100 followers and I have no idea why he doesn't have way more than that, so I'm hoping this feature will help spread his content to a larger audience.  Gunther posts about what is probably the coolest thing ever -- robots.  He makes them and posts about them!  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/Le1mBLI'd like to let +Jonathan Chalker's profile speak for itself (boy, I love when people really take the time to fill that sucker out): "I am a proud first generation G+ user. In G+ I write articles about science, technology, music, design (web and product), philosophy, media, and customer service in the digital world. I also follow quite a few people, read most of their posts, and actively comment (yay, me)."  He really is an interesting guy to follow! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/KZtWV6---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-06-04 00:43:5110912025CC G+
Christina Trapolino44,279April 8, 2012 #CircleSunday First of all, happy Easter (or Zombie Jesus Day, depending on your preference), everybody! Yesterday was my birthday, so I drove to Dallas to see some friends and am currently in recovery mode after having a large amount of celebratory champagne (shhh, please pass the Advil). Regardless, I'm happy to share three of my newest Circle Sunday recommendations with you all!---+Bud Gibson is a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. His Stream, however, is mostly filled with rather pretty photographs and interesting notes about social platforms. Check out one of his latest photographs here: http://bit.ly/Hq1v3J.+Melissa Bryan is a self-labeled "geeky gamer girl," and as a former gamer myself, I find her Stream to often feel like a kindred's. She's got a great sense of humor and her posts will add a nice dash of comedy to your Stream. Check out her latest, Easter-themed post here: http://bit.ly/Hq3iWt (it makes me giggle).I've been paying more attention to my Photography Circles lately, and +Jacob Dix has been posting some of the more unique photos I've seen in the past couple of weeks. He often posts photos with a #MobileOnly tag, which is not something I was previously familiar with. The effects, however, are really more interesting than I would have thought (obviously, I know nothing about photography!). Here is my favorite recent photo of his: http://bit.ly/IcQPRU.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-04-08 23:13:209134120CC G+
Christina Trapolino43,425March 25 - #CircleSunday I hope y'all had wonderful weekends. I spent mine with the Italian side of my family. We celebrated a very early Easter and ate plenty of Italian food, so I'm pretty worn out. Luckily, I've had most of today to rest. And it being Sunday means that it's time for me to share my picks for you to add to your Circles this week!---+Jason Salas is someone I've been following since my first week on Google+. He's a very sharp guy who posts at the most ridiculous times possible (well, for me -- but I live in Texas and he lives in Guam!) but always has something funny, fascinating, or insightful to say. The content he curates is usually of interest to me, but I think my favorite thing about him is that he's a Bob's Burgers fan. It takes a special kind of humor to like Bob's Burgers, and Mr. Salas shares it with me. Maybe you're into quirky comedy, too? You'll like Jason, then. Check out one of his latest posts here: http://bit.ly/GRgLGF.+Lizzy Miles caught my attention by making clever comments on some interesting discussions and I added her to my Probation Circle (if you don't know what that is, jog your memory here: http://bit.ly/uJNTzm). She's got a very interesting Stream full of well-curated content and a really robust profile, although I especially agree with this part: "Lizzy Miles changes her mind frequently about her career identity, but has always held true to her enthusiasm for written and oral storytelling." For a sample of what Lizzy has to offer, check out one of her latest posts here: http://bit.ly/H2YO75.+Jadey A-S Wilson has been in my Circles for a long time, and her posts have always been a welcome part of my Stream, even though she clearly refuses to fill out her profile (or make it public, I'm not sure which is the issue). ;) Her thoughts and commentary are usually a departure from the norm, which is what makes her a permanent resident in my "Recommended" Circle, which is publicly visible on my profile. Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/GRO4Ul.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-03-26 04:34:24858118CC G+
Chris Lang19,558+Michael Q Todd Suggested I share this circle as THE G+ Power Users Circle So Here Tis, The People That Bring Me The News I Need On G+That's the people I follow every day. Some of the IM profiles like +Ryan Lee and +Ryan Deiss are not active publicly. But the are the multi millionaires that dominate my world so there are in the circle.Lot's of just plain good peeps like +John Hardy and +Jannik Lindquist that usually disagree with me but have very good viewpoints on Google and the web.2012-01-16 22:09:3637013510CC G+
Carrie Reynolds0Hi from Carrie Reynolds.Here is my "People that like to travel" Circle #1.Add if you like and feel free to reshare. ThanksCarrie Reynolds shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 17:47:3110037413CC G+

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2014-02-19 13:33:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Very cool!

Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor and Michael Powell's widow, and film director Martin Scorsese unveil the blue plaque to Powell & Pressburger


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2013-12-24 03:43:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit

Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd and Martin Scorsese go over a scene before filming on the set of Taxi Driver (1976).

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2013-12-22 17:45:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit

Robert De Niro takes in a boxing match with Jake LaMotta during his four month RAGING BULL hiatus to add on more weight.

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2013-12-11 05:35:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit
The Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit is a celebration of all things Martin Scorsese cinema. Check back regularly as new items will be constantly added each week and running through the full calendar year of 2014.

Also online at:

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2013-08-07 22:53:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Billboard for Good

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2013-08-07 00:27:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Direct Marketing :)

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2013-07-23 17:09:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Wearable tech trend will continue with companies fighting to get their tech in Fall fashion lineups like Dolce & Gabbana for outfits and related "tech" powered accessories.

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2013-07-10 03:26:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Nice look at how +Nordstrom has been working with Pinterest to display popularly pinned items within its stores.

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2013-06-14 22:08:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Wow this is some trailer! Elysium can't get here soon enough & I know what I'm doing August 9th when it comes out! Never did understand why so many studios didn't think Neill Blomkamp (District 9) could pull off a Halo film.

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2013-06-11 17:15:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Will you be getting a Playstation 4 or Xbox One this fall (or both)?

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2013-06-10 17:21:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The Grand Théâtre Lumière and its world famous red carpet (aka The Steps) at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

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2013-06-10 17:11:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Must read from +Brian Solis 

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2013-06-10 13:19:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Looking back at the top of the red carpet steps at the 66th Cannes Film Festival for the World Premiere of the Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson) film "Only God Forgives."

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2013-06-09 14:03:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Director Ari Folman with stars Sami Gayle and Danny Huston at the World Premiere of "The Congress" at Directors' Fortnight (side bar section of the 66th Cannes Film Festival). Half animation and half live action it's a multi-layered often wild fantastical journey that works on many levels. Drafthouse Films just picked it up for US distribution.

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2013-06-08 17:29:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Walking along the French Riviera at the 66th Cannes Film Festival to see the World Premiere of Refn's ("Drive") new film "Only God Forgives" with Ryan Gosling.

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2013-05-31 03:08:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Line for Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Can't really tell here but it actually went down for a couple more blocks. Not seen in the picture are separate and long lines for invitations, buyers and press. Great film!

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2013-05-30 23:46:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

In France "The Hangover Part III" is simply known as... "Very Bad Trip 3."

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2013-05-30 13:25:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

66th Cannes juror Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious) after the "Lucky Luciano" Cannes Classics screening (my final screening at Cannes this year).

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2013-05-30 02:41:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Seeing Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara introduce "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in the Critics' Week section. 

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2013-05-29 00:51:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

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2013-05-01 11:59:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Well this is a lot of fun watching Iron Man 3 get sweded Thai style! I have to say the film Be Kind Rewind is like the gift that keeps on giving :)

2013-04-17 17:46:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

How do you get Effects to work in a Google+ Hangout? I feel like I'm missing something rather simple.

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2013-03-12 18:18:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Pinterest Analytics

Won't have a chance to look at this until later so what are the early thoughts on? I know many of my friends that are fans of Pinterest will be doing back flips over this news :)

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2013-03-12 18:17:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Who asks for a fact easily found on Google?

Love this article thought provoking article from NYT on Sunday highlighting the growing complexities of the rapidly changing digital etiquette landscape and as well how that is influencing offline behaviors as well.

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2013-02-12 14:32:19 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I wonder how many others got a similar email from LinkedIn today?

2013-02-08 20:09:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

First time in +Nancy Kelly's office and totally distracted by her awesome selection of books from "Googled" by Ken Auletta and Charlene's "Open Leadership" and plus 5,000+ more titles. Wow. 

2013-02-08 13:24:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I don't know what it is about DFW but everyday on the roads when I look at the LED Traffic Signs and there is another message for a missing elderly person. I'm wondering now what is going on... perhaps the Zombie Apocalypse has started and they are targeting senior citizens first.

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2013-02-08 02:08:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Amazing video out today from +FC Barcelona highlighting the career of Lionel Messi which celebrates his new contract extension with Barca running through 2018.

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2013-02-06 23:18:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Announced today that +FC Barcelona will face off in a friendly against Bayern Munich (w/ Pep Guardiola on sidelines) on July 24th at Allianz Arena.

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2013-02-04 19:58:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Love this video. Sales and business cycles of B2B vs. B2C are fairly different but there are some basic overlaps between the two.

2013-02-02 14:40:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

How do you greet your new followers on social channels?

Just curious how others were greeting new followers on social channels and any difference between a new follower (added to one of their circles) on Google+, new LinkedIn contact, new Friend added on Facebook or new follower on Twitter? Any differences or commonalities in your approach across the different social channels?

Auto-Hello Messages
In general I do think it's safe to say that auto-hello templated messages don't really work. These are generic pre-written responses that people automate so the second they get a new follower a message goes back to them. On Twitter you see this at times when you follow someone and you instantly get a DM with some type of templated non-personal response.

Social Relationship Lifecycle Removes the Hello?
On many social services the usualg... more »

2013-01-30 17:28:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Overheard by me last two times I've been in Starbucks waiting on my drink:

"We need to start a social media consultancy. You'd be surprised there aren't many doing this."

2013-01-30 07:20:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Quick note for any fellow Texas Instruments employee that happens to be in Dallas this Thursday and/or Friday

We are doing our first annual community awards this Friday at TI Headquarters in Dallas. In addition we have a special happy hour Thursday night. We also have a group and cross BU outing this Saturday. Ping me offline for more details. This has been an epic undertaking!

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2013-01-26 18:07:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

How Are You Welcoming New Users to Your Online Community?

Up next on my new blog I cover a quick look at basics for the new user welcome experience for online communities. New user welcome experiences for many online communities can often be sending the wrong message from the outset, downright frightening, unintentionally hilarious or gets new users so lost they feel like at the end of the sign up process they went from being in the Valley to somewhere in Siberia! 

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2013-01-26 16:01:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Last year, Zappos' user agreement was ruled invalid in court because of two crucial missteps. Online community owners and managers, especially those who rely on a user agreement or terms of use, should definitely pay attention to this story so that they can check with their attorneys and be in a better position to protect their communities.


Thank you to +Eric Goldman for answering my questions!

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2013-01-22 05:22:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Time for a new G+ profile photo aka me in a SXSW hoodie in Venice!

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2013-01-22 04:20:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Finally started my online tech blog tonight. First up I look at five ways online communities fail to keep active members.

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2013-01-07 19:38:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Congratulations to Lionel Messi of +FC Barcelona on his fourth Ballon d'Or win! Pretty amazing!

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2013-01-07 01:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Wednesday on Showtime as part of the new 60 Minutes Sports, +FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be not only profiled but interviewed.

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2013-01-06 20:39:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Good to see this day returning for 2013!

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2013-01-06 20:12:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

 “ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. That goal was a work of art.” That’s what one sports announcer said as he watched Lionel Messi score another goal for his team, Futbol Club Barcelona, also known as Barca. 

See Messi score that goal: http://cbsn.ws/Uy7EOQ.

And tune in tonight to CBS at 7 p.m. ET/PT for our profile of the player and his team.

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2013-01-06 18:45:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Lionel Messi has just scored his first goal of the year against RCD Espanyol in the form of a penalty kick at Camp Nou as Xavi and Piqué flank him in celebration. +FC Barcelona now up 4-0. Great seeing Tito Vilanova back on the bench today. Seems a lock Messi will win his fourth Ballon d'Or tomorrow but who knows.

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2013-01-04 18:06:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Amazon.com generated $9,823 in revenue every 5 seconds with 80 million monthly visitors (though would be more curious what their monthly unique visitor total was instead) for 2012. Wonder if 2012 was the year electronic sales ($25.8 billion) finally passed their book sales ($9 billion)? Surprised to find Amazon.com also sells wine & auto products though I rarely venture outside of movies and books when using it.

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2013-01-04 14:10:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Take a look at the first Android mascots... that never made it out of Google HQ


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2013-01-04 13:57:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Nice article on Lionel Messi of +FC Barcelona from The Age especially highlighting what is left, Ballon D'Or awards and comparisons to some of his rivals and contemporaries.

Javier Mascherano on Messi: "Messi is the master of football. For the rest of us it's the opposite. Football is our master but he's turned the whole thing on its head and that's why I believe we'll never see another footballer like him. He decides what to do and when to do it."

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2013-01-03 23:27:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

50 years of space exploration. Huge and beautiful picture. Via +Jiří Fišer and +Ole Olson.

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2013-01-03 23:19:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Fascinating archival interview from 1980 with Chuck Berry discussing his thoughts on songs from the bands The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones, The Romantics, Talking Heads, Wire and Joy Division. Thanks to Rodney for initial find!

On The Ramones’ song “Sheena is a Punk Rocker":
"A good little jump number. These guys remind me of myself when I first started, I only knew three chords too."

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2013-01-03 16:12:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

I do find value in LinkedIn's Endorsements and don't expect everyone to also find value as something like this can get very subjective. However in articles like this the main contention against it seems to be people endorsing incorrectly on skills you don't have and/or skills you aren't as proficient in.

This brings up these points:
* How are you vetting who you add as a connection or not on LinkedIn and how well do you know them that they are incorrectly endorsing you? It won't matter how LinkedIn sets it up if you have individuals you are connected with and don't know well enough and/or for whatever reason endorse random skills or propose random skills to endorse for you. If someone incorrectly wanted to endorse me for a new skill I wanted complain I'd reach out to that person directly and state that wasn't something I wanted to be endorsed in.... more »

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2012-12-27 18:58:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

NASA and Foursquare offering Curiosity badge for checking in at science centers http://vrge.co/V7VhrG

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2012-12-27 15:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For those living in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area note we are now on tap to get even more snow next Thursday and Friday!


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