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

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

Most reshares: 1

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

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

Most plusones: 6

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

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

Very cool!

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

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/blue-plaque-powell-pressburger/

Very cool!

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

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/blue-plaque-powell-pressburger/___

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

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit
#ScorseseExhibit

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

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit
#ScorseseExhibit

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)Open 

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit
#ScorseseExhibit

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

Museum of Cinema: Martin Scorsese Exhibit
#ScorseseExhibit

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)Open 

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:
http://www.museumofcinema.com/museum-of-cinema-martin-scorsese-exhibit/

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:
http://www.museumofcinema.com/museum-of-cinema-martin-scorsese-exhibit/___

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

The Billboard for Good

The Billboard for Good___

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

Direct Marketing :)

Direct Marketing :)___

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

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.

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)Open 

Cool and nice to see something beyond a retailer with a window sign saying "Follow us on social channel XYZ"

Nice look at how +Nordstrom has been working with Pinterest to display popularly pinned items within its stores.___Cool and nice to see something beyond a retailer with a window sign saying "Follow us on social channel XYZ"

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

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.

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

Must read from +Brian Solis 

Must read from +Brian Solis ___

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

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."

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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!

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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 :)

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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 :)

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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

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

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

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. 

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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?
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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 usual greetings have been replaced by the "add" or "confirm to add" button. All the formalities of an otherwise greeting are replaced by a series of buttons and in a way a new social custom of that alone being sufficient and any further hello or greeting afterwards not mattering. Others that I talk to look at the overall social relationship cycle and bypass any personal messages for adding them to lists (Google+ Circle, Twitter List, etc) that they can more easily monitor and look for ways to interact back either through conversation opportunities or social interaction touch points (+1'ing, Liking, re-sharing, etc). So maybe social greetings now really are button clicking with the real test of our social relationships more define by how we ongoing interact across social interaction touch points.

Personal Messages to New Followers
Personal and sincere messages work but don't always scale well depending on the platform. Across some social channels I see some people that will send really personal, sincere and thought out messages when you follow them. For a while I was trying to go out of my way to welcome new followers on Twitter but then the problem became I was getting 500-1,000 new followers a week. I simply couldn't scale to personal messages or any type of greeting (note I definitely avoided the DM templated nonsense). Then you start adding up all the social channels one can be active on and the macro view of a level of consistency across all channels when people follow you and/or ongoing experience and engagement you provide and that bigger picture really makes you look at scaling for consistency and what you can realistically do.___

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

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."

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)Open 

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!

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 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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! 

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)Open 

Must read article for community managers.

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.

http://www.managingcommunities.com/2013/01/24/online-communities-dont-lose-your-user-agreement-in-court-like-zappos-did/

Thank you to +Eric Goldman for answering my questions!___Must read article for community managers.

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

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

Good to see this day returning for 2013!

Good to see this day returning for 2013!___

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

+FC Barcelona & Lionel Messi fans be sure to check out 60 Minutes tonight!

 “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.___+FC Barcelona & Lionel Messi fans be sure to check out 60 Minutes tonight!

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

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.

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

First thing I think of when I see this potential Android mascot is that it looks like it could have been some wild partying cousin of Rosie from the Jetsons!

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

http://bit.ly/WhPBdA___First thing I think of when I see this potential Android mascot is that it looks like it could have been some wild partying cousin of Rosie from the Jetsons!

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

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."

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)Open 

Wow very impressive!

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

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

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."

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)Open 

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 »

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. Secondly for any skill I had listed I didn't want endorsed, I wouldn't list.

* If there is a repeat trend of people incorrectly endorsing me I think that says more about who I've added in as connections and how well or not I know them than placing blame at LinkedIn. I personally added those connections and gave them a seal of trust to engage with me on LinkedIn.

* If your skill chart and its weight in terms of endorsements looks funny in that your secondary or third skills or ranked at the top you might consider revising your skills listed to focus only on your primary skills. The more skills you list and the better chance your endorsed matrix will be skewed.

* Due to Legal restrictions not every company allows their employees to give recommendations where their new Endorsements becomes the only way they can give a social signal and nod to their fellow or recent co-workers or partners they've worked with.

* Is the box at the top of LinkedIn profiles making it too easy for Endorsement abuse? Again I think if you are managing your connections and focused on only added in skills you care to be endorsed for you should never run into any situations of people incorrectly endorsing you.

* At the end of the day since value of Endorsements on LinkedIn can really get subjective a compromise that could work is if LinkedIn offered when you added someone as a connection how they could or couldn't interact with you with check-boxes for: send message; write recommendation; endorse, etc... Though a solution like that could lead to awkwardness when people realize they can't engage with you in certain ways on there. So perhaps the best track when a incorrect endorsement happens is to reach out individually to address and/or just opt out of its program if you are completely against it. ___

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

Nice!

NASA and Foursquare offering Curiosity badge for checking in at science centers http://vrge.co/V7VhrG___Nice!

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

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!

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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