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Debi Davis3,583_The purpose of a case study is to explore and experiment on a focused area of interest in order to develop theories, gain insights, and formulate conclusions that can be useful in advancing a body of knowledge._ On November 8, 2014, the #EagleCO  Team* was formed for the purpose of learning *how to introduce local businesses in a single town to Google Plus through the familiar territory of Google Maps.*  That, at least was the starting point.  This team of Google professionals – that’s what we’ve come to call ourselves as a result of this experience – has documented what we did and what we learned. The case study was published on April 15, 2015. (see link below) @101696764219780312734, known for her ability to get to the heart of the matter, will moderate a candid conversation with members of the team in a discussion about how the case study was conceived, the challenges encountered, the processes tested, the discoveries made, and plans for applying all of this going forward. None of this could have been accomplished without the support and encouragement of our various Google Plus networks and relationships.  If you’re receiving an invitation to this event, it is because you have shown interest in this project at some point: you have viewed or commented on an episode of the #PYBShow  featuring the project, you have commented on or shared a G+ post about it, or you have followed the @116892521277251383087 page that was created for the project. We invite you to be part of this event by commenting, asking questions, or just cheering us on. *This is, above all else, a celebration* of a goal that has been achieved through collaboration and dedication that was all made possible by the fabulousness of Google Plus. (Yes, “fabulousness” is a real word!)  *Team members:@102000982871890720967 @106708791607347215739 @115217137999606626868 @114099764891795191083 @111074048130521266574 @117875987563872032638 @114288177005200377179 @115238438924596047165 @115711602904460768024 @107095918319983994988 @106377741775412763530 @103252396937594847933 @113042596998797418291 @109243977328310908212 @103558652341658229842  Case study: http://bit.ly/1EpaWN4Local Businesses on Google Maps - A Case Study2015-04-21 23:00:00144  
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business762*Join us as we talk about Open-Mindedness on the Softer Side of Business HOA Season of #CoreValues    * *Open-Mindedness* Many of us think we are open minded. I am sure most of us could be more open to new ideas and ways of thinking. One of my (@104641199698156385999 ) favorite experiences had to do with this weeks guest @107022061436866576067. He had been spammed by someone new to Google+ and instead of just ignoring the situation he decided to take a few minutes to help this new Plusser learn what is expected here on #ThePlus . I have since seen Mark do this very thing and have learned from his example. This week as we explore the past present and future of Open-Mindedness we will be enlightened by one of the most peaceful men on the Plus. *Friday, March 20th 2015* *11:42 am MST* (1:42 pm EST, 12:42 pm CST, and 10:42 am PST) This Weeks Guests: This Week's #PlusOneSuperHero      @107022061436866576067  This Week's #PlusOneSideKick      @110619855408549015935  This Week's #CoHostOne  is      @101280116286631896187  This Week's #CoHostTwo  is      @104683923092143784953    Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/m2nUDG Watch on Google+: http://goo.gl/VwSZcZ Watch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/m2nUDG Learn More on http://.GPlus.Training's blog: http://goo.gl/aaNbYG Network Round Table is back for the Season of Values!   Core values are as vital as goals to our success. If we are a #solopreneur   #SmallBusinessOwner   #entrepreneur  or part of one of the  #fortune500companies  we need core values to help us chart our course. Season three of NWRT will be all about the values we hold to and how we can uncover them to get a clearer picture of where we are going.   Dennis used the Personal Values cards from @116334022689184391623 to create this list of Core Values. If you want your own card deck go to http://goo.gl/t6Jryo So  #SuperTroopers    keep the comments coming and help us create a show that will educate you about each of the 23 values we have selected to cover this season.    *Open Mindedness*   Is Open-Mindedness one of your core values? If not could you benefit by making it one? If it already is why did you choose this to be one of your core values. Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you'd like to have answered during the show! This season our #TeamTroupers  includes (in no particular order): @105623493659939930340 @108224733619908613560 @102053397865657534296 @111053900142353263139 @117822680890628124653 @115070732356461514104  @101146817884405744944 @104683923092143784953 @103503492337466277603 @105044492261941782965 @116115560733406722913 @111200078574296579178 and @118341467404936676557  Handling tech...@104641199698156385999 and the teams #PlusOneSidekick for the season is @101280116286631896187  *Check out upcoming or past episodes:* Network Roundtable "Friday Show" - http://goo.gl/0WHRy6 #NWRT  #gombocme     #CoreValues  Open-Mindedness in Business with #PlusOneSuperHero Mark Traphagen on NWRT #CoreValues2015-03-20 18:42:0049  
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business762*Who Are You? The Micro HOA that answers that simple question along with the 3 Whys* Who are you? Why? Why? Why? it seems like a simple exercise but the depth of insightfulness is profound. When we ask these questions of our weekly guests we end up with insight into who they are that we normally do not receive in the course of social media engagement. We also find the the guests learn things about themselves. Please for your own safety and the welfare of those you love *DO TRY THIS AT HOME!* *Monday, March 16th 2015* 12:42 pm MST (4:42 pm EST, 3:42 pm CST, and 1:42 am PST) This Weeks Guests:  This Weeks #PlusOneSuperHero    @107022061436866576067  This Weeks #PlusOneSideKick  @110619855408549015935     Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/qUJH3X Watch on Google+: http://goo.gl/kNfkzm Watch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/qUJH3X Learn more about this HOA on http://GPlus.Training's blog: http://goo.gl/pDufJz Network Round Table is back for the Season of Values!   This is our simple trailer HOA. We will be live asking the "Four Questions" Who are you? Why? Why? Why? Join us as we dig deep into who our guests are and why they believe the things they believe.  Core values are as vital as goals to our success. If we are a #solopreneur   #SmallBusinessOwner   #entrepreneur  or part of one of the  #fortune500companies  we need core values to help us chart our course. Season three of NWRT will be all about the values we hold to and how we can uncover them to get a clearer picture of where we are going.   So  #SuperTroopers    keep the comments coming and help us create a show that will educate you about each of the 23 values we have selected to cover this season.    Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you’d like to have answered during the show! This week's co-hosts are @101280116286631896187 and @104683923092143784953.    This season our #TeamTroupers  includes (in no particular order): @105623493659939930340 @108224733619908613560 @102053397865657534296 @111200078574296579178 @118341467404936676557 @111053900142353263139 @117822680890628124653 @115070732356461514104  @104683923092143784953 and @103503492337466277603  Handling tech...@104641199698156385999 and the teams #PlusOneSidekick for the season is @101280116286631896187  Check out upcoming or past episodes: On Google+: http://goo.gl/vTT6Ma On YouTube: http://goo.gl/iuuUi9 On http://GPlus.Training: http://goo.gl/Bq1t1x #NWRT    #gombocme   #MicroHOA   #WhoAreYou  Who Are You? Mark Traphagen and Eli Fennel on NWRT #CoreValues2015-03-16 21:42:0057  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Please join me this week for a special episode of *Good Day Google+* as we delve into the world of Gaming.  My Guests this week will be: @106794596604372659702 Developer of mobile app Fly Whales Fly,  Co-Founder at HamHock Games working on kickstarting the PC game CatFish. As Christopher creates more traditional games, he is also trying to find novel ways to make interaction meaningful, which has lead him to exploring concepts with Artificial Intelligence and simulation. @104221836702601368003  owner and sole-proprietor of ThatWhichIs Media, an independent game development studio founded in 2012. His games have been featured at Orlando IndieNomicon and IGDA events, where he has spoken on theory and narrative in design as well as life as an independent developer. He has worked in various technical fields, including acting as Technical Coordinator at the Enzian Theater and Florida Film Festival, and co-founded the Indie Galactic Space Jam.  @101244060049953411510 Bachelor of Arts, Majored in Digital Media: Web Design Art Lead of indie studio Cherry Pie Games, Aspiring indie developer and bodybuilder. @110619855408549015935 talks about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery,  he loves to create conversations across social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing. @111048918866742956374 Comedian. Host. Filmmaker. Actor. Writer. Social Median. Willy Wonka's Assistant. Singing the song of Plustatic People! Friday, January 30th @ 10 am PST | 11 am MST | 12 pm CST | 1 pm EST  | 6 pm UK    Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live.  But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #GoodDayGooglePlus     #rockthegplushouse         #askchefdennis   #varietyshow   Good Day Google+ - Video Game Development and Design2015-01-30 19:00:00107  
Yifat Cohen77,756*What if....* Google+ is not a social network at all - never intended to be a Facebook killer, nor a Twitter wanna-be and definitely not in a rush to keep up with everything else out there...? *What if....* Google+ is Google's way of analyzing our personal relationships across all their products (because relationships can't be faked) and use that knowledge to fuel services like Google Now, Nest, Home automation and Driveless cars...? *"So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?"* @102034052532213921839 is an ex-Google employee who helped design the UX of Google+ before he left Google a year ago, and whose name came up again on the Plus stream when he shared his *Thoughts on Google+* asking [quote] "So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?" and got the community talking. *SO LET'S -TALK- HANGOUT ABOUT IT.* Chris is very disappointed with Google+ because he expects better from Google. But maybe he's expecting the wrong things? @113117251731252114390 rebutted Chris' post and defended Google+ in a Google+ post that was shared 524 time and sparked conversations across the Plus (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal1)  Chris responded - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/ChrisMessinaRebutal And Mike claimed that Chris lost the argument because he didn't answer the main questions: "What site has 1) a better community; 2) better troll control; 3) better photo tools; 4) better integration with a leading wearables platform; 5) better conversations; 6) better monetization; 7) better search?" (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal2) Basically, comparing Google+ to Facebook again. (_sigh_) *IS CHRIS USING GOOGLE+ WRONG?* Chris, who was an integral part in the development of Google+ for 3.5 years was told by @107742059751171695340 that he was using Google+ wrong. He should have been talking and listening to Top Contributors (which Jaana is one) who have their ears to the ground: _"Which is the direction it's taking? That depends. Also on us, the users.  Google listens."_ (You should definitely read the comments on Jaana's post, where she and Chris get into an agreement - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/JaanaNyströmGooglePlus) *IS IT ABOUT THE SHARED INTEREST GRAPH?* Perhaps the best insight is that of @105103058358743760661 who read between Chris' lines and brought up the point of Big Data and information networks: [Google+] "should have been 1000% focused on helping people build a rich information network around the things we care most about - our interest graph - and then to use that interest graph to connect us with *new* people who share those interests with us - our "shared interest graph." And if it's about the interest graph, then who's better than @115620878851836664537 to remind us that that takes time: _ It requires building a bunch of things, integrating them and then waiting to see how people will use them and what the data will show you. This means that we have to wait to see some results (many of which will impact search) andGoogle Rebuttal - Chris Messina's Perspective.2014-12-11 19:00:00173  
GPLUSSPOTLIGHT967*G+ Spotlight (11/5/2014)* This episode, we welcome @107022061436866576067 and @113690073826160821557 from @115515796589038584989 to talk with us about: - Their STC Cats weekly round-up post - The in-depth experiments that Stone Temple Consulting has become known for - How Mark and Eric keep up with all the activity and notifications! - Mark's new Thought Leadership & Personal Branding community (along with what it takes to run a successful community, because between the two of them, they run several!) This should be a very interesting discussion; *bring your questions, invite some people who would be interested, and we'll see you on Wednesday, November 5th, at 1pm ET!* #gplusspotlight   #googleplus   #hangoutsonair  Google+ Business Spotlight - Stone Temple Consulting2014-11-05 19:00:0075  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,498The End of the Authorship (Tagging) with Eric Enge Tuesday (9th September 2014) at 12pm PDT // 3pm EDT // 8pm GMTThe End of the Authorship (Tagging) with guest Eric Enge2014-09-09 21:00:0076  
Nautical Ventures596*Labor Day Weekend Demo Day at Nautical Ventures* Join Nautical Ventures this Labor Day Weekend and demo the best Kayaks, SUP's, and Boats on the market before you buy! Enjoy free lessons and demonstrations from our experts, plus free BBQ and sodas while supplies last! Enjoy some fun on the water this Labor Day Weekend at Nautical Ventures Demo Day! We hope to see you there! #NauticalVentures   #LaborDayWeekend   #DemoDayLabor Day Weekend Demo Day2014-08-30 11:00:005  
Nautical Ventures596Looking for some wet weekend fun for the whole family?  Come on down to Nautical Ventures Marine Super Store and demo some of the best kayaks and paddleboards on the market.  Try them out and get free lessons from our instructors followed by free hot dogs and soda! Joe Hector of Extreme Kayak Fishing will be here to speak about upcoming kayak fishing tournaments and share tips and tricks about the exciting sport of kayak fhsing. Get on the Water this weekend with Nautical Ventures! #NauticalVentures   #DemoDay   #GetOnTheWater  Nautical Ventures July Demo Day2014-07-26 11:00:002  
Carol Dodsley12,048If we run out of comment space - come join us on the website:  http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ Google Plus is three years old this month and what a celebration!  Come and join us as people who have been using Google plus since the day it launched, join us to share why they love the Plus. You can also invite your friends who are not yet on Google+ and they can join us on the website page and join the conversation too: http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/ We will be joined by many of those who have become Google Plus Top Contributors and are helping over 100,000 people in the Google+ Help community Businesses who are seeing amazing results using google Plus and everything it offers. People who love Hangouts and are using them all the time - who will share why they love them so much. This is a celebration event and everyone is welcome.  If you would like to join us LIVE inside the hangout let us know in the comments ....... A list of guests will be added as people confirm they can join us and you too are welcome to hop into the Hangout and share why you love Google Plus too. This is a party - no business pitching or self promotion - simply Google Plussers coming together to raise a glass to the awesomeness of being part of Google Plus. *Did you know that Google+ originally started as the Google Product?* http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html @107117483540235115863 Posted this on the day it was launched:  https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/UJ4nJtiBQzg More to come:  Google Plus 3rd Birthday Party2014-06-28 17:30:00114  
Mom Complicated361*#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!* @107418054739711167675 is tired of seeing bloggers led down the wrong path! His opinion is based on years of experience and a couple of _very successful_ blogs. Randy is going to fill us in on  things you don't HAVE to do that everyone says you must do. More importantly, he is going to tell us about things that you _should_ be doing that nobody else is doing. Join @116648555722751383250  @116049412326685043114 and @107418054739711167675 tonight to see if you are on the right path.  As always if you prefer to follow the Twitter stream join us at http://MomComplicated.com/Blogging411#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!2014-06-05 02:00:0020  
Wade Harman19,267You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch Sponsored by @108883357423682942734, get your learn on with the Nod3x Google Plus account that is totally free here http://goo.gl/hVniiZ Join me, @104943384477166093964  @110619855408549015935  @107499215004519214139 @110581056743381299062  and @106114358967082262584 as we talk about the recent articles that have came from TechCrunch and other sites about how Google Plus may be dying.  What do you think of that?  Bad journalism?  Or just plain stupidity?  You can't shut up me or my friends and that's the #Truth   #marketingtips   #relationshipmarketing  You Can't Kill Relationships TechCrunch2014-05-01 23:00:0050  
Eric Enge22,406I am pleased to announce a special #DMEShow  event where I will joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 to discuss +Post ads.  The program was only recently made available to all Brand pages with 1000 followers or more.  Learn more about how the program works and how Google views the program overall. Here is the YouYube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZrnrIXp7DI  The show will be at 4 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday May 1st. Say YES to get access to the video for live viewing or later viewing.  Please spread the word and INVITE others or SHARE the event.  Your help is appreciated! The YouTube link will also be posted here for mobile viewers.*The Inside Story on +Post ads*2014-05-01 22:00:00222  
Those 4 Girls1,006Welcome to @101560483852587124925 weekly show!! This week: *_Gender Roles - The Diversity Zone!!_*   See the original HOA, in case you missed it: http://bit.ly/1fZK61u This week's show is a continuation of the topic *"Gender Diversity"* live streamed on March 13, 2014. We invited our original panel back along with a few new faces from our audience and community. This is a conversation you don't want to miss! *RSVP YES or MAYBE* here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience! *_Meet Our Guests This Week!!!_* @106279635800132388713 - She is a Behavioral Scientist and Clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She is the author of a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog, "YOU'RE JUST A DUMBASS", to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On http://yourejustadumbass.com, she shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives. She is also the creator of http://playidealdate.com. She is developing this concept to offer people a unique approach to dating. What makes Play Ideal Date different is a mixed method matching system based on personalized attention and online dating! It is designed to be a modernized version of the "Dating Game" and appeared as an Official Google Hangout on Air during Social Media Week 2013 and was featured in Google Local NY's September 2013 Newsletter. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and a BA from Hunter College. She has been featured on FOX, NBC, HuffPostLive, ABC, PR Newswire and Vista magazine.  @106100021899687161101 - I am on Google Plus to engage and connect with the people behind the keyboards around the world. I get to share my experiences from my point of view so that those who it resonates with will hopefully share some of theirs. The multitude of uses for Google Plus are in large part what I find so fascinating and witnessing each persons creation, minute to minute is akin to seeing a micro-verse develop right before my eyes. I've had a successful blog, a blog-talk radio show, both very past tense...now, I simply enjoy the camaraderie and I get to promote people and businesses I believe in. @110619855408549015935  - I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials we faced. I'm an absolute technology geek. If software runs on it, I want to know about it. I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me. I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland.Gender Roles cont. | The Diversity Zone2014-04-17 19:00:00110  
Wade Harman19,267Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares? I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.   Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising!  Don't forget to circle the new G+ page @108827198716965466311 and would love to have you come join us over in the *Relationship Marketing* Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0061  
Guy Kawasaki6,946,552@112374836634096795698 will be making a public announcement via Google+ Hangout. More details when this is live! Making an announcement! Live on a Google+ hangout at 4 pm PT2014-04-17 01:00:00130  
Sanctuary Networking Community1,574*On April 14th, LinkedIn® will be removing the Products & Services tab from all Company Pages.* In this hangout @117423077760112334101 and @114024191415895144726 will discuss the changes and review the options available to LinkedIn® members. Read Greg's post on the subject: http://goo.gl/JG8CvO LinkedIn® Announcement: http://goo.gl/tEz2so Additional information from the LinkedIn® Help Center: http://goo.gl/TWM5i8 #TQwGEww1Hf  LinkedIn® Company Page - Changes to the Products/Services listings.2014-04-11 16:00:0024  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,498This week on the #ISOOSICHAT  we are excited to have special guest @112116680648779331229 from Search Engine Roundtable (SER). Barry will be joining our regular #ISOOSIChat panelists including @113426828273677356184 @106515636986325493284 and @112430199625001815612. Barry has provided a very unique and valuable commentary on search engines and the search marketing industry for many years. Barry and the SER team report on the most interesting threads taking place at various popular Search Engine Marketing forums each day. Search Engine Roundtable not only reports on these topical issues, but also provides a synopsis that provides greater detail on these forum threads. One of SER's primary goals is provide a single source for the reader to visit to locate the most interesting threads covered at the SEM forums. Those in our audience that visit or contribute to forums know that sometimes things can get stated that are not based on facts. Sometimes these observations may lead to statements that sound like fact, but they are unfounded. We are after all talking about search engines here and considerations that are impacted by their algorithms - which unfortunately we in the SEM arena don't have access to :) Observations such as these can quickly turn from threads with some small incorrect assumptions into more widespread rumors and sometimes into larger myths that stick around for a longer period of time. Barry and his team do a great job of monitoring “hot topics” on the forums, presenting all sides of those important issues while contributing to the discussion with their own valued opinions. Bill Slawski, (Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital) is well known for his vast knowledge of Google and other search engines and the patents that have been filed relating to their ranking algorithms. Although it is difficult to have certainty about the value and mix of individual search engine ranking signals, Bill has the notable ability to always bring always bring it back to facts…. referencing related patents, interviews or official statements on the subject. On this hangout we aim to separate fact from fiction. Rumors and myths versus papers and truths and all points between.Search Marketing Rumors, Myths and Truths2014-03-18 20:00:0062  
Eric Enge22,406*How to Build Engagement in Google Plus* Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KyHa592zVc This time on the #DMAShow   @107022061436866576067 and I are taking on an oldie but goodie.  How can you get more engagement with your activity on Google Plus?  This is the core issue - not the number of followers you have.  Build the engagement and the followers will, well, follow. The live YouTube link will be shared here just before show time.  Just say YES to make sure that you get the video link in your notifications/stream. Also, INVITE OTHERS!  Or SHARE the event with others.  This a public event, and the more the merrier.Building Engagement in Google Plus2014-03-18 16:00:00192  
Mia Voss34,983YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJbQNhyEi98 Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week our theme is interesting people I think you need to know!  Our guests will be @117703438025249181486 @105483528491250811746 & @110636444609397127159  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment    And we always get a little   #BatCrapCrazy        Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @117703438025249181486  Founder of @110928651805123399610 & Founder of #InteriorDesignCommunity on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru @105483528491250811746 - Author & Blogger, here to save the Internet, connect the dots and humanize the web. His buzz phrase that sums it up: Search Engine Humanization @110636444609397127159 - a professional artist who has become a 72-year-old-blogger with way too many lipsticks. *Friday, March 14 at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1lQ1h9q Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904  for great insights & analytics for Google+!  Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code   #BCCApproved   for a 20% lifetime discount! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet   #BatCrapCrazy and #GetYourLearnOn                Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Interesting Characters!2014-03-14 17:00:00148  
Those 4 Girls1,006*Welcome to @101560483852587124925 weekly show!!* This week we are talking about *_Gender Roles - When Were They Defined  & How They Affect Today_* *When were gender roles defined?* *What was in place before gender roles were defined?* *Who defined them?* *How do gender roles affect us today in our current society?* *Meet Our Guests This Week!!!* @118298229252974224674  - My life, my experiences, and my education have two unique facets to them, and on this page, I hope to showcase how the two have blended to develop me into the person I am today. As a former active duty soldier now serving in the United States Army Reserves, I garner wisdom from both the Military training and from my civilian business adventures. As an Army Reservist Psychological Operations Specialist, I work to influence the behavior of enemy personnel and foreign audiences. In this line of work, we distribute targeted information or conduct specific activities with the purpose of changing emotions, ways of thinking, and ultimately behavior. We study target audiences. We work to understand cultures, symbols and practices. We then use what we learn from these studies to identify the most effective courses of action to change their behavior. As a graphic design artist, I find that these skills from Psychological Operations become invaluable in guiding every aspect of a successful design. The typography, imagery, placement, color and every other aspect of a print or web design can work together to influence the behavior of a potential or returning customer. Each aspect of a design can communicate alongside the actual message contained in the words. A design can convey emotions, nostalgia, patriotism, and much more to support or reinforce the message being delivered.  As an online marketer, these skills become equally valuable. In the modern landscape of social media, many lessons can be taken from Psychological Operations. By carefully crafting targeted messages and responses, you can subtly create and steer conversations and gain rapport with people around the world. This strategy of visual and social communication is one of my greatest passions. @110619855408549015935 - I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.  I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials we faced. I'm an absolute technology geek.  If software runs on it, I want to know about it.  I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me.  I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland.  The geekery runs deep within me, but so does the artist and the dreamer. I'm also an Elder Scrolls addict, 1/16th Ewok, half Vulcan, and three-quarters Irish potato stew. I love technology and how it chGender Roles - When Were They Defined & How They Affect Us Today2014-03-13 18:00:0090  
Meloney Hall3,639Teacher Says, “ Okay, class --  you better take notes for this lesson.” Fifteen students take notes vigorously as they try to keep up with writing cursive on their lined notebook paper. Eight Students do not take any notes at all.  They might ask for someone’s notes later. One Student draws doodles as a form of note-taking.  She gets laughed at and told to “grow-up” and take notes the right way.  I’m kind of embarrassed I listened to those peers; I need to gain those skills again!  So much easier to retain the information when you can draw pictures with your written notes (printed, not cursive).  How about the Digital Way of taking notes today?  That’s what +113865527017476906160  will be showing us during the HOA broadcast with me.  I will be interviewing Sacha Chua on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT about how she uses SketchNotes for taking notes in a digital format.  Free-flow handwriting and techy all at the same time!  She’s a woman in science and technology, so she really loves gadgets!    She uses SketchNotes, and it’s really very fascinating!  Watching her do them LIVE is really the best!  I know Sacha as a fellow HelpOuts Provider, and I have seen her do this for many HOA’s.  This is why I wanted to interview her --  you’ll say WOW like I did when I first learned about her and what she does.    This is a link to give you the basic idea of what the system is and why it is so handy for students, business people, and anyone else who needs to retain information.  And if you’re into saving paper, then this is a true match for you!  I like to think of SketchNotes as a digital white board.  http://www.core77.com/blog/sketchnotes/sketchnotes_101_the_basics_of_visual_note-taking_19678.asp Select YES or MAYBE to get a reminder on your calendar.  It will also help mark the spot if you can’t watch live, but will want to watch the replay.  You’re in for a techy-treat!  Hope you’ll be watching! Visual Note-Taking with Sacha Chua2014-03-12 23:00:0034  
Mia Voss34,983YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIbFJW9EyE Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Blogging & Content with @107665939201638457855 @101350861337322805122 & @103819931054006116294  Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:   @107665939201638457855 -  DustnTV, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, Blogger, Strategist, Branding enthusiast, social media junkie.  @101350861337322805122 - Content Warfare-Director of Marketing | Author | Speaker | Content Warrior @103819931054006116294 - @104058624990486331318 & Web.Search.Social -  Marketing professional focused on branding, web, search & social marketing. Web developer, writer & web design teacher. *Saturday, March 8* at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1fCNmAV Special thanks to our show sponsor @116266498226740184904 for great insights & analytics for Google+!  *Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code #BCCApproved  for a 20% lifetime discount!* How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow   The Mia Connect Power Chat - Weekend Edition! Blogging & Content2014-03-08 18:00:00178  
Nautical Ventures596Join @101251568652243705725 and @108928920195172851380 this morning, 11AM - 1PM, for our Grand Opening Celebration at our new location at 50 S Bryan Rd in Dania Beach! There are fun prizes and activities, including a Stand Up Paddle Board race with our Special Host Eric Brandon of KISS Country! We're showing off our entire inventory, including Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Sailboats, Fishing Boats, Power Boats, Yachts, Inflatable Tenders, and Floating Docks from great brands like Hobie, Riviera, Ocean Kayak, Century, Key Largo, Tahoe, Donzi, Belzona, Baja, Fountain, Novurania, and Versadock! Come meet the folks in our Service Department who put the same care into every vessel they service as they would their own. Looking for Brokers? Our partners at @104626039899122560070 will help you sell your boat, or find the right boat for sale to fit your needs. Check out our Renegade IQ Personal Hovercraft from Universal Hovercraft, Ready-To-Fly on or off the water!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gnsFNXbAhI Can't make it? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the day for updates! Join in by using the hashtags #GetOnTheWater, #DoYouHovercraft, and #NauticalVentures! Whatever you need to get on the water, and stay on it, you'll find it here at Nautical Ventures, the Go-To People for Fun on the Water!Nautical Ventures Grand Opening2014-03-08 11:00:002  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032*Mobile Users*  http://youtu.be/czaGQdGGzn0 Join me for this weeks episode of Good Day Google+ with my very special guests  @104166478348528899432 Longevity Rescuer - Developer of integrative health, beauty and wellness products, Life coaching, anti-aging and youthing mentor, retreat leader, author, speaker  @111841212850657022428 Lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina - Family Law, DUI & Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney. Co-Host of #LegallySpeaking , a weekly Google Plus Hangout on Air. @105872411047698801576 Storyteller, dog borrower and CEO of KOTAW Content Marketing, dedicated to telling -- & selling -- your story. Became a vegetarian so I can eat cake.   @111888525357911619716 Online Traffic Solutions...Corporate Escape Artist, Serial Entrepreneur, Business Systems Analyst, Listener Extraordinaire, Farm to Table Foodie,Travel and Adventure Junkie +Good Day Google Plus  is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Bring your lunch or bring a friend just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, March 7th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #rockthegplushouse   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+ - What's Your Business?2014-03-07 19:00:00118  
The Hangout Helper285Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with @112374836634096795698 & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click *Read more...* One of our very first #MobileHOA  interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiHqA4p06E Join in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 in the filmstrip to start things off. @110581056743381299062 will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & @108210288375340023376 so we can join in as soon as we are able. *Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.* Guy Kawasaki is the author of _APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment_, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. *Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event!* To keep up on all the other live action, *Check out the Event list below* for each day of the Interactive portion of #SXSW2014  where #SXSWmobileHOA  will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of *The Hangout Mastery* community... _signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery ._ Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F Day 2 (Saturday, March 8, 2014) http://goo.gl/KVEpd7 Day 3 (Sunday, March 9, 2014) http://goo.gl/Q9c99F Day 4 (Monday, March 10, 2014) http://goo.gl/cmb6kg Day 5 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) http://goo.gl/syEZ1g#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00115  
Lany Sullivan26,272*Welcome to Those 4 Girls weekly show!!* *This week we are talking about owning your own content:* _Why you should have a personally branded website_ _How to start building your website_ _Why you want to have your social media audience follow your website_ Meet Our Guests This Week!!! @104356957682366570813  - Has spent the last years building websites that are SEO optimized, mobile compliant and not Flash based. She is always online, taking care of her clients' Social Media Presence. She also teaches in private or group lessons everything from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing as well as WordPress and Online Privacy. She also loves helping local film producers with their projects, no matter if feature length movies or shooting a new advertising campaign. @106140750645236985268  - Is a digital strategist, podcaster and idea igniter who helps entrepreneurs break down technology into simple concepts, learn the need-to-know of marketing and the web, all while helping you create community and connection with your customers. @107653058982522781122  - Works with local business to build their websites and social media presence. My husband builds customized Wordpress sites for business', while I either set up and maintain their social presence or teach them how to use the tools to do it themselves. I help people learn to use/maintain sites such as Wordpress, Facebook, Google Plus, Hangouts/Hangouts on Air, Twitter and YouTube. She also have a Youtube channel for children to help them become interested in animals.  And I work with a long time blogger friend to make their video How To’s to answer questions. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business. We talk each week about topics that affect us as women, and yes the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is YOU! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Watch our first show featuring @101696764219780312734: http://bit.ly/1e2SJD5 Want to learn how to drive a "buying' audience to your site? Learn with @102448755774386957917  : http://bit.ly/1g2nPNS Did you miss last week's show? A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing http://bit.ly/1lxN5BD Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls #those4girls   #t4gluv   #t4ginc  Those 4 Girls ~ Why You Should Own Your Content, Website and Audience2014-03-06 19:00:00118  
Jess + Scott + You375People are bombarded with so many messages...which requires intentional planning to integrate a message across mediums, interact with customers in a way that brings them into the story, and know exactly what the result will be. *That’s the obvious truth of using storytelling in marketing.* *Source:* The company value proposition. (Who are you, what do you do, and why does it matter?) *Framework:* Stories position your product within the marketplace and are reinforced by every customer facing area of the business (and to ensure consistency...the buy in from employees, vendors, and collaborators must exist too). *Connection Point:* Stories show solutions to customer problems, give them opportunities to experience what they are told they will receive.  Here are some commonly held beliefs...that are actually myths: - Try to get customers to interact with the brand (but, do they really want to?). - Interaction builds relationship (but, do people want to have a relationship with a brand?). - Be everywhere all the time to reach customers (but, do customers want to hear from you all the time?) *Special Guest: Mike Allton* Combine all that with SEO and @107499215004519214139  is the one person we immediately thought of. Why? He comes from a website background, understands how the web can be our sales funnel and how our time and energy using social media (ohh… including automation) generates return. Come and lets dig into our understanding of *how we tell our story*, how it affects the actual experience when connecting to us, and how to create referral or recurring business by maintaining relationships.  Ohhh...Did we talk about “Differentiated Storytelling?”   And now, so can you. *YOU* (the *Y* in JSY) matter - come and explore this topic with @110746124112827812577 and @109237790792840071389. *Start the conversation now.* (We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.) *Hashtag: #JSY * *Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it?* Invite your friends to watch too - right below these words you’ll see an *Invite More* button.Differentiate Through Storytelling2014-03-05 04:15:0045  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,498Is it possible to subconsciously influence people and bend them to your will? Is it unethical? Or is it a critical component of your marketing? Join us on Tuesday March 4th at 3:00pm EST (noon PST) for the next #ISOOSIchat hangout: We will be discussing these topics (and more) with @113426828273677356184 @112297740908382826372 @112430199625001815612 and our usual band of merry marketing misfits. Our special guest on the panel for this exciting topic include best-selling author and known persuasion expert @113946666135876668465 and expert copywriter @114246956526830021958. Dave is the founder of Bold Approach, and his ideas have been applied by some of the biggest companies in the United States including IBM, Rogers Media, Micron, and GE... Colin is the founder of the "Cult of Copy" group on Facebook...  And has spent years studying persuasion tactics and how to implement them in your written marketing. We will be sharing some interesting thoughts on how to build an irrational loyalty - a following that can transform your brand. Make sure to join the discussion!Mastering the Art of Persuasion - ISOOSI Tuesday Chat2014-03-04 21:00:0078  
Nicholas Cardot10,462I am excited to announce the third episode of Psychological Warfare. This week we'll be continuing our discussion of weapons of influence. Recall that during our last episode we discussed the principle of social proof, the principle of authority, the principle of scarcity, and we began discussing the principle of liking. We'll be picking up with parts of the principle of liking that we weren't able to cover and then we'll be introducing the last two psychological triggers.  We're also pleased to announce a new member to our panel: Please welcome the great @115124864391789940258 as the newest psywarrior! She is a digital storyteller with degrees in political science and history. She provides roadmaps to business owners who have difficulty finding their way through the digital marketing landscape. She is going to be a powerful addition to this team! @107665939201638457855 is the world renowned creative lunatic. I call him that because his mastery of design is of epic and crazy proportions. He'll be discussing principles of social proof and principles of building authority. @116472363297290737047 is a successful serial entrepreneur and he'll be providing practical ways to implement our principles into business. He’ll also be discussing the psychological principle of liking. If you've found value in our previous episodes, please consider sharing this event and inviting others who you believe will find value in the discussion. Psychological Warfare #3: Weapons of Influence - Part 22014-03-01 19:00:0066  
Lisa Engles5,805Google hangouts are starting to build in popularity, and for a good reason.  Entrepreneurs are beginning to understand that Google + is the quickly being recognized as the best social network to use if you want to spread your message, make an impact build a loyal tribe faster than any other social network.   In this follow up hangout (see Part 1: Why You Need To Be Using Google Hangouts: http://youtu.be/MOUjzkvgbWw) with @108210288375340023376  we'll be going over the basics of getting started with using google hangouts to build meaningful relationships with loyal followers, make a bigger impact with your unique message and leverage hangouts to build a thriving business. In this hangout you'll learn: - The different types of hangouts - The quickest way to get going with your own hangout show, even if you're techno-phobic -  How to invite people to a hangout, event if they don't have a Google + profile or don't use Google +  - The do's and don'ts of hosting a hangout - How to reach your target audience with your hangout - The #1 mistake that causes frustration for hangout newbies, but that can be easily avoided   - The 3 basic equipment needs Plus, we'll be answering any questions you might have about hangouts! Join us on Friday, February 28th at 9:00am PST.  Just reply 'yes' to this event, bookmark this page and return at showtime! By the way, we LOVE engagement and encourage you to start a conversation on this topic even before the show begins.  Leave any questions or comments below to get the conversation going! ___________________________________________________________________ +RonnieBincer is the Hangout Helper visit him at www.thehangouthelper.com @100115151299388347151 is the founder of InnerState Coaching, visit her at www.InnerStateCoaching.com #socialmediamarketing   #googleplus   #googlehangouts   #howtousegooglehangouts   #googlehangoutsforcoaches   #googlehangoutsforvisionaryleaders   #coaches   #authors   #speakers   #visionaryleaders   #tribebuilding  How To Hangout: Follow Up Session With Ronnie Bincer2014-02-28 18:00:0089  
Mia Voss34,983Time for another +109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Food, Health & Fitness with +108641528210325220263 +104199616598215894709 +117207855597695236971 and +100948891249021511115 Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment      Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:   +108641528210325220263  - Geeky Food Focused Doctor educating with social media, Gluten-Free Doctor/Guide to Google +Cookbook Author, Naturopathic Physician, Technical Challenge manager, Urban Hippie Farmer +104199616598215894709 - Holistic Lifestyle Coach / Food Blogger, Wellness Change Agent ~ Gluten-Free ~ Paleo Template Pro Skills, Master Kitchen Ninja +117207855597695236971 - Peak Performance Coach & Trainer, Public Speaker, Writer, and Fitness Coach +100948891249021511115  - Private Chef / Hangouts On Air(HOA) Presenter and Producer,  seasoned and experienced chef with a systems analyst background Friday, February 28th at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1ceffZZ Special thanks to our show sponsor & business affiliate:  +114900731353476318395  - if you are looking for targeted web traffic - look no further! How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy             Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Food Health & Fitness!2014-02-28 18:00:00181  
Eli Fennell66,663*Mommy Blogging* Moms are some of the hardest working people in the world.  Working moms especially can teach you a lot about the tricky balance between home and hearth and struggling to pay for those things. Blogging is a powerful tool used by many moms to earn extra income from home, and as a means of connecting with the world beyond the home.  Mommy Bloggers can be some of the most creative bloggers and blog marketers out there. This week we're fortunate enough to have three great mom bloggers joining us on the show.  @116049412326685043114 is the Owner and Founder of @109443498013606253208, a company that broadcasts your conferences and meetings via social media.  She also runs the @104387705093966958943 blog along with @105157585341687205092.  @105461979270549477337, founder of the HinesSight Blog, Luxury Travel Editor for Skimbaco Lifestyle, and writer for Examiner.com, knows the best places to eat and stay in North Carolina.  As a mom to two young children, she knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. @116648555722751383250 is Founder, Editor, & Writer of GoDanskerMom.com, and writes a guide for parents in the Triangle region (MominChapelHillNC.com).  Her work has appeared in several places including HerStories Project, ChapelBoro, Carolina Parent, Durham Macaroni Kid, Triangle Moms on Main, Vend Raleigh, and the Raleigh News & Observer‘s Triangle Mom2Mom.   I'll be interviewing them about Mommy Blogging, the skills, tools, and commitment necessary to be successful at it, and how their insights can help other Mom Bloggers and bloggers in general.  Join us this Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8 PM ET!  We hope to see you there! #dmcshow   #digitalmediaconnections   #mommyblogger  Digital Media Connections #4 - Mommy Blogging2014-02-27 02:00:0016  
Christine & Mia8,160Join @109501371090969349329 and our continuing guest host @112472587150551442541 as we chat with our guest @115620878851836664537, author, speaker, Google Semantic Search expert. Wednesday, February 28th 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @115620878851836664537 - we all know and love him for his business smarts and now we get to hear what makes him tick when we ask him.. What's Your Story? _Before I got here to Google Plus, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing and blogging._  _I travel a lot. Over the last three years I've spent time in thirteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days._  _The conversation here is very real and the issues we talk about are engaging and I have met people on G+ who are simply superb to connect with. I post frequently on what grabs my attention. I share insights from my writing and research and I take part in many conversations where I feel I can deliver value.  Social media is changing everything. How we shape that change and what we do in the aftermath is down to us. _ This week's show is sponsored by: @108712904755834193601  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734  spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir & #WhatsYourStory What's Your Story? David Amerland2014-02-26 20:30:00131  
Jason T. Wiser21,538*Which Network is better? G+ or Facebook. The Final Say* This week our expert is Brian Carter and Brian is going to help us bring closure to the debate “Which is the best network G+ or Facebook?”  This event produced by: http://OnTrackTips.com  Now just so you know @116080408327269479217 is not some sideshow Opinion Joe or recorded message touting network evangelism. He is a balanced and seasoned entrepreneur that understand social media for marketing.  He is an expert on Facebook and has a deep respect for Google Plus and understand the network.  Brian is a highly respected keynote on the social media stages including conferences like SEOmoz, SMX, Pubcon and the much anticipated upcoming Social Media Marketing World 2014 He has been quoted and profiled by Information Week, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is the author of the “Like Economy” “Facebook marketing” and the much anticipated “LinkedIN for Business”   http://jtw.bz/BrianCarter Which Network is better? Google+ or Facebook. The Final Say2014-02-24 19:00:00235  
Eli Fennell66,663This week's broadcast of "Digital Media Connections" is on hiatus until next Wednesday, but I hope you'll join me and @117740874882168016435 for the first of what I hope will become a series of Hangout Shows discussing breaking technology news. On tonight's episode, we'll be discussing Facebook's surprise $16bn acquisition of the messenger app WhatsApp.  Was it a good deal, and are there any aspects of this acquisition worth paying attention to for technophiles and social media enthusiasts and marketers? The broadcast will run about 15 minutes.  We hope to see you there! #Technolerts  Technolerts #1: Facebook Acquires WhatsApp2014-02-20 02:00:0015  
Daria Musk3,674,478*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291  
Mia Voss34,983YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp4wY_wWzog Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Gender Diversity on The Plus (and in general) with @107022061436866576067 @103983759065669086684 @113690073826160821557 @108723851490239396050, @110746124112827812577 @108454866102449720866  and more!   Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @107022061436866576067 - Social Media | Google+ | Content Marketing - Sr Director of Online Marketing for @115515796589038584989, Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up | 2011 Communicator's Award of Distinction from International Academy of Visual Arts @103983759065669086684  - @109057163018759143790   Google+ Enthusiast, Google+ Marketing, Google+ Coaching, Hangout Hosting, Hangout Coaching, Social Media Strategist and Manager, Video & Audio Production. Very keen historian, particularly Tudor and Jacobean, love the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, and of course Brodie Castle. @113690073826160821557 - CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist, 1984 World Foosball Champion @108723851490239396050 - Entrepreneur, TV host, speaker, author and expert in the field of human achievement and personal transformation. Founder of Made For TV, Play-by-play commentator for ESPN/Longhorn Network. Coaching clients include global game-changing corporations and kick ass entrepreneurs. NCAA & WNBA Champion. @110746124112827812577 -  Integrated marketing enthusiast specializing in digital strategies that support customer facing touch-points online. Owner of #ElasticRock and #Red Direction, Wife & Mama! @108454866102449720866 -  Author of #HopeForTheFlowers  and Activist Friday, February 14th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1jqKqcf Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate @116266498226740184904  steadydemand.com/tool/  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to @109324423871490315778 community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat - Discussing Gender Diversity2014-02-14 18:00:00156  
Wade Harman19,267Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 because images are the front door to social media! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 as he hosts @107022061436866576067 @113690073826160821557 and @102572320061138442096 to talk about relationships and how they affect your ranking standing on Google.  Learn some new things about the responsibilities of a G' Plusser and what you can do to build your rank while you're here.Relationship Marketing- Do Relationships Affect Ranking?2014-02-14 02:00:0088  
Nautical Ventures596Join @101251568652243705725 for the Miami Boat Show 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (Tickets Required)  and at the Yacht & Brokerage Show (4600 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140; No Tickets Required). At the Miami Beach Convention Center you can check out our lineup of Century, Belzona, Baja, & Fountain Boats on outdoor display, and our Tahoe Pontoon Boats inside the Convention Center.  At the Yacht & Brokerage Show we'll be showing off our new line of Renegade Personal Hovercrafts.   Renegade is the recreational division of Universal Hovercraft, building commercial and recreational hovercrafts for over half a century, and @101251568652243705725 is the *exclusive* dealer for Renegade in Palm Beach, Broward, & Dade Counties and the Caribbean. Event Info: Miami Beach Convention Center - http://www.miamiboatshow.com/ Yacht & Brokerage Show - http://www.showmanagement.com/event/ #doyouhovercraft   #getonthewater   #miamiboatshow   Miami Beach International Boat Show 20142014-02-13 10:00:002  
Eli Fennell66,663*Building a Following* There are different ways to build a following, and different goals in terms of reach and scale.  The small business owner may dream of internet media stardom, but probably doesn't need it like the Big Brand, their goals may be more modest (reaching that small but critical fan base, for example).  Likewise, the Tech Blogger may never rival the audience of Britney Spears, but can build a respectable and valuable audience in their own ways. This Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8 PM ET, we'll be discussing this issue with three guests who have approached it in very different ways and with different opportunities as well. @110677274294554982279 is a web guy, home brewer, and "glasshole" (Google Glass Explorer) from my home state of Florida.  His turn ons include long walks on the beach while playing Ingress, and his turn offs include poorly coded or incomplete websites and blogs. @102000982871890720967 is an Authority Marketer & Brand Strategist at @115000108263064481690, a graduate student at Kent State University, and also a Glass Explorer.  She is a bit of a health nut and the proud owner of three dogs. @114468593663912084118 is a social media "International Man of Mystery".  His Google+ profile tells you very little specific about him, yet he earned a spot on Google+'s coveted  Suggested User List and has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.  He's not afraid to call out anything that bothers him, and when he does, he usually goes viral. We'll be discussing the different ways to build a following depending on your goals and the opportunities that present themselves.  I'll be adding my own perspective as a Two Time Veteran of the Google+ Algorithmic Suggested User List. It should be a very insightful discussion with a great group of people, and there will almost certainly be random moments of humor and silliness.  We hope you'll join us! #digitalmediaconnections   #DMCshow   #throughglass  Digital Media Connections #3 - Building a Following2014-02-13 02:00:0034  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,498@107022061436866576067 joins the ISOOSI chat today at 3pm EST and we're super excited to have him on the show.  Mark has been one of the people for me personally (and I know for many others too) that has really been instrumental in highlighting the benefits of Google+. But, not only the easy pickings that are clear to see. Mark evangelizes the use of Google+ as not only a business network but a social network. A social network that is on a different level to anything else we have on the interwebs. He'll be the first to say that it has given him opportunities that would never have existed before it. And I for one share that experience and couldn't agree more. All businesses can learn from this hangout... and we'll start really with the basics too. We know we have many small businesses that use ISOOSI and list their businesses in our search directory that currently have zero presence on Google+   So, some of what we talk about may be already known to those that are immersed in it on a daily basis.... but through this hangout we hope to join Mark in expressing our belief in the platform and communicate the benefits it can bring to you - from a personal AND business perspective. @112430199625001815612  President, ISOOSIGhost Town or Land of Opportunity - Google+2014-02-11 21:00:0095  
martin shervington1,117,764I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. And here is the plan... I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use? This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00120  
EcoRico TV505,516*Join us for FoodTalk - the Love Edition - with Giselle Achecar and Guest, hangout All-Star and "retired" chef, DENNIS LITTLEY!* This one-of-a-kind 10 minute HOA features the *_hottest_ Food & Drink Celebs on Google Plus & YouTube*. You'll know your favorite chefs & mixologists better after they've been in Gigi's Hot Seat! Cooking tips and tricks will be revealed, foodies. @113055030863291439319 has attracted an eclectic following of over 430K with his charm, sunny Florida disposition and breadth of knowledge, inspiring foodies and entrepreneurs alike to tune in to his weekly HOAs on a myriad of topics. But today, we're talking FOOD and LOVE. So grab a cup of joe and your favorite treat and watch us LIVE from our HOA page or on the YouTube Channel here http://www.youtube.com/EcoRicoTV!! *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the EcoRico TV YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date on upcoming cooking shows, health tips & FoodTalk chats!!* #foodtalk #cookingtips #chef #cooking #talkshow #talkshowforfoodies #hoa #ecoricotv #giselleachecar #latinfood #organicfood #healthtips  FoodTalk with Giselle Achecar featuring Dennis Littley2014-02-11 19:00:0024  
Free Library of Philadelphia309,993The first Hangouts On Air from Free Library of Philadelphia! The broadcast will feature librarians discussing the Romance genre of literature.Romance: These are a Few of our Favorite Things2014-02-10 21:00:009  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032*Mobile Users* http://youtu.be/iGo76nmQGLk Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information.   You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people. Our Guests this week will be: @105076725141939280120 Google Plus Rock Star, Web strategist, Email Marketer, Google+ for Business Consultant. @116892272127137021840 Arizona Family Law Attorney, HOA Host, Arizona State and Notre Dame Alum. @104199616598215894709 Holistic Lifestyle Coach , Food Blogger, Public Speaker and Educator. @106092107754528365062 Mentor and Trader, Network Marketing, Online Entrepreneur., Commercial Photographer and Wardrobe Stylist. Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+  Family Law, Web Strategy, Blogging and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 31st at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Find great recipes at : www.askchefdennis.com Find me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Find me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Never Miss a Show  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Lawyers, Blogs and Money2014-02-07 19:00:00105  
Wade Harman19,267PicMonkey FREE Trial http://goo.gl/bqnNpf Sponsored by @112494992937088183354 for the best image and photo editing tool you can use for social media here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join @111552522175915203592 @105076725141939280120 and @110581056743381299062 as we talk about the relationship building process as it pertains to email marketing.  How you can bring people in through use of relationship techniques for your opt in listRelationship Marketing #7- Emails & Relationships & Opt Ins2014-02-07 02:00:0050  
Ronnie Bincer110,14122Social makes it possible to Show Live Hangouts on Air (HOA) on Facebook. This is a Public HOA for anyone to enjoy. *Read MORE below to get important Details...* We'll have the CEO and Marketing Head from 22Social here to answer your questions on this great tool for bringing the top 2 social networks together using HOA as the connector. *Check out our live event inside of Facebook using this link: www.22s.com/thehangouthelper/live .* From there, if you want to start playing with your very own 22Social app (building your own pages inside Facebook, etc.) scroll to the bottom of that page and click on _*"Clone This Page"_* or use the _*"Get Your Own Free App"*_ link. _This is the quickest way for you to get this 22Social thing happening._ Optionally you could use our referral link here: www.22s.com/free/60271 This HOA Event is a follow-up to a Private HOA we did recently 1/30/14 for the Hangout Mastery Membership group. We wanted the members to play around with the app after the last show and come here to get their questions addressed by the people that make the app. You 2 can ask questions here. If you'd like to keep up with all the changes and uses for Hangouts and HOA check out the Hangout Mastery Membership site at bit.ly/HangoutMastery === === #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #22Social   #FacebookIntegration   #SocialMediaMarketing  22Social Uses HOA on Facebook - how it works Q&A session2014-02-06 23:00:00147  
Eli Fennell66,663*Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle* A healthy mind and body are crucial to happiness, vitality, and strength.  Healthy lifestyle practices can help protect you against many common ailments. Dr. @100415205453197309031 has been in practice for over thirty years helping people live healthier lives by raising awareness of health-promoting lifestyle choices and identifying the best and safest treatments. Join us on February 6th, 2014 at 1 PM ET for the first in a series of Hangout Shows where Dr. Petrie and other healthcare professionals will share their practical insights into how to live a full, healthy, and pain-free life.  The video link will be shared here 15-minutes before showtime.  We hope to see you there! #YHMshow   #yourhealthmatters  Your Health Matters #12014-02-06 19:00:008  
Lany Sullivan26,272*_Come join us for our first show!_* *For all of our mobile viewers, watch here!* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfOHvJy3t8 We are talking about topics that affect us as women, and _yes_ the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is *YOU*! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life! Thursdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls *Meet our first Featured Speaker:* @101696764219780312734 is an entrepreneur juggling several great businesses & projects that all have one thing in common: building a stronger community. Whether that be through her strategy consulting business, The Mia Connect, via CRAVE Denver, a local networking group that she spearheads or TMC Services, her long standing inspection company, Mia stays connected to all things great in Denver and beyond. @116537977270642501647 @111238595346429376929 @106092107754528365062 started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!  By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business.Working With Men ~ Barb Jasper | Lany Sullivan | Shannon Lemos || Featuring Mia Voss2014-02-06 19:00:00118  
Yifat Cohen77,756*Simply having your site mobile compatible is not enough any more.* Think about it - Why did Facebook take a *mobile first-approach* when they launched Paper today? Why didn't they start with a web experience and think, “How can we strip this down and put it on a small screen?”  Because we engage with our phones and consume information on it differently. *How -Can- Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?* It's not a question of IF, it's a question of when and how, and to answer your most urgent mobile questions I bring to you @110204961428230314896 who is known to be *Holding the hands of the "WHAT IF" and leading them to the "WHY NOT"* *The Power of Partnerships and Networks* Here's the beautiful part of this entire process - you really don't have to go at it alone. Jim is a master connector and he's taking his app to market by partnering with other influencers and big companies. We'll be discussing -  * Mobile marketing and SMB  * Social Network is free but what now and why is it not working  * Advertising does not work?  * The new customer and the forgotten current customer  * The forgotten goal and the "What is in it for me society"  * Power of Partnerships Join us and bring a friend! ------------ #facebookpaper   #mobilemarketing   #hangoutsonair   #mobileapps   #socialnetworking   #partnershiptosuccess   #partnershipsmatter   #unscriptedhangout  How Do You Reach Your Customers On The Go?2014-02-06 18:00:0064  
Eli Fennell66,663*Product and Brand Evangelism* Evangelism is about "preaching the good word" of your product or brand.  It requires passion, commitment, and belief in your cause.  Some large companies have a specific job position for Product Evangelism, but everyone who believes in what they're doing or selling needs to be able to evangelize, or to hire someone who can. Join us on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 8 PM ET as we discuss product and brand evangelism (including personal brands) with our amazing guests @109883558834351023746, a.k.a. #k10 , @117740874882168016435, Product Manager at @106157700719175042070 and Technology Advocate at DigitalWhining.com, and @116129081142213730291, Video Editor / VFX Artist who has worked on more than 60 theatrical titles. We'll be discussing how you build and sell your personal and professional brands through evangelism.  We hope to see you there! We will post the YouTube Link about 15 minutes before showtime.  Feel free to share and invite others. #digitalmediaconnections #evangelismDigital Media Connections Show #2 - Product and Brand Evangelism2014-02-06 02:00:0032  
Stephan Hovnanian38,567Welcome to another edition of Google+ Business Spotlight, the show where real business owners talk about how they're using Google+. This week, my co-host @102572320061138442096 of @116266498226740184904 and I are thrilled to have @118256647375752140601 with us of +113951022916222423637. Dr. Porter was featured in one of the best articles about local small businesses and Google+ ever written (http://goo.gl/GzJqd0).  Join us on Wednesday right here on Google+ for Dr. Porter's story, how he's using Google+ for his business, and what tips & strategies he can share with you for your own. *HOUSEKEEPING* Remember, we're entertaining questions now, so start asking in the Event comments!! Don't forget to use #gplusspotlight  when tweeting or sharing on G+. Visit http://www.websighthangouts.com/spotlight to: - Catch up on previous episodes and show notes - Apply to be a guest on the show - Leave feedback - Rate the show #googleplus   #googleplusbusiness  Google+ Business Spotlight: Dr. Isaac Porter, MD2014-02-05 18:30:0057  
Joe Wilcox16,884Feb. 4, 2014 is a monumental day for Microsoft as a new CEO steps in and the founder steps out as Chairman. Join BetaNews executive editor Joe Wilcox to discuss with Hangout-On-Air participates what this day might mean for Microsoft's future.The New Microsoft2014-02-04 19:30:0040  
Ronnie Bincer110,141*Come and learn how the CircleCount tool can help you identify Influencers* in your area of interest on Google Plus. Join +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer on Monday, February 3rd for an interview with +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount.  Nils will teach us how to use CircleCount to find influencers to connect with as well as to learn about an exciting new CircleCount feature launching during the show!  Last week, Christine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _*Upcoming Shows in the Series*_ Monday, February 3rd - www.circlecount.com  +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount will *announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature* that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers.  Monday, February 17th - www.circloscope.com +Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at +Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool.  Monday, March 3rd - www.steadydemand.com/tool/ +Ben Fisher from +Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. Monday, March 17th - http://www.NOD3x.com  Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence.  #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. === === #SocialMediaMarketing   #InfluencerMarketing   #GooglePlusTips   #DataMining  #TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - CircleCount2014-02-03 20:30:00328  
Nicholas Cardot10,462Get ready for the inaugural episode of the highly anticipated Psychological Warfare series. Are you ready to start getting your business noticed? You can start using these simple behavioral triggers to get people to take action now! Whether you have a brick and mortar business or an online presence, this fast-paced firehose of information is going to recharge your batteries and give you the tools you need to get people's attention. In this episode, we'll be introducing the series and explaining just how powerful psychological triggers can be to influence the way people respond to your business, branding, and marketing. I'm a psychological operations specialist in the United States Army, and I'm going to be sharing how the principles of psychological warfare can be used to take your business to the next level. @107665939201638457855 is the world renowned creative lunatic. I call him that because his mastery of design is of epic and crazy proportions. He'll be sharing his thoughts regarding behavioral triggers with a specific emphasis on design, marketing and social media. @116472363297290737047 is a successful serial entrepreneur and he'll be providing practical ways to implement our principles into business. Please consider helping us make this show a great success by commenting like crazy, telling your friends, and showing your support however you can. Thanks so much. I'll see you on Saturday! UPDATE: @111552522175915203592 had to cancel his appearance on this week's show due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. He'll be back with us on future shows. We've replaced his spot with the epic creative genius @107665939201638457855. #psywarriorPsychological Warfare #1: Behavioral Triggers2014-02-01 19:00:00124  
Lany Sullivan26,272**For all of our mobile viewers, here is the YouTube link.** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8DP28imoQ @116246412993050502747 ignites you to shine bright in your business and life. The world  needs you and Eli wants to share and join with you in getting involved. Join Eli every Friday 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm EST for Live HOA that puts successful business owners and action leaders in the spotlight to share their TOP 3 ACTIONS. Get their insider secrets of what made their business and life shine bright.   Each week come to get a game plan for your business and life. Get real time strategies that make your life more fulfilling. Plus each week Eli will give you help with YOUR biggest business challenge. Eli's guest this week is @116537977270642501647. Eli and Barb will be talking about finding your *_diamond_* and how to make money with your *_diamond_*. *Do you have questions for Eli?* Post your questions in the event thread and she will be answer your comments in the last 30 minutes of the show. Eli Davidson is an award winning Entrepreneur whose business advice has been featured on CNN in 134 nations, The Today Show, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. As a mentor she works with established small business owners around the globe to magnetize, monetize and monopolize their markets so that they can contribute to the world. www.elidavidson.comThe Velocity Factor with Eli Davidson2014-01-31 20:00:0078  
Eli Fennell66,663*Social Media and Internet Marketing* There are many ways to use social media and internet marketing successfully.  Our panel of guests @107022061436866576067, @110738178351405818606, and @117778937939543425499 will be talking about how they use these online tools in their careers and in their daily lives, and how to establish an online presence.  Are you reaching the right people, and are you achieving your goals? The show will take place at 8 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  We will paste the link to the YouTube event here 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to join us and to share and invite others to this event! Hashtag: #digitalmediaconnectionsDigital Media Connections Show #1 - Social Media and Internet Marketing2014-01-30 02:00:0059  
Christine & Mia8,160YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJxmYRTcXi8 Join @109501371090969349329 and our January guest host @112472587150551442541 as we welcome our special guest, @107022061436866576067 - if you've ever been curious about his backstory.. then this is the show for you! Wednesday, January 29nd 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest @107022061436866576067:  _Mark is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency located in the Boston area. He's pretty sure Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge added "senior" to Mark's title as a veiled reference to his age. He lives in Durham NC, which he regards as Portland OR without a web parody (yet)._ _Mark has been active on Google+ since its third day and has developed a reputation as an expert on using Google+ for business and personal branding, as well as on Google Authorship._ _When he's not singlehandedly trying to eliminate Google+'s "ghost town" image by posting there at least once every 10 minutes, you'll find Mark playing mandolin in a New Orleans-style second line band called The Bulltowns Strutters, and competing in storyslam events._ This week's show is sponsored by: @108303669164547823402  is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com @108712904755834193601  We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops.  http://www.inndc.com Each week @117778937939543425499 & @101696764219780312734 spotlight guests who share their inspiring stories of ingenuity, tenacity and courage! Follow our community for updates on upcoming shows as well as guest and sponsor opportunities http://bit.ly/HwlX52 Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir   & #WhatsYourStory   #15MinutesOnAir with Christine & Mia featuring Mark Traphagen & Guest Host Craig Fifield2014-01-29 20:30:00188  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032*Mobile Use this Link* -http://youtu.be/5P6P-hVRamA Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the seventh show in our series on How to Use Google+ Effectively   This weeks topic will be *Google+ Communities, Which you should Join, How to Use them and Starting Your Own Community* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 27th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Communities2014-01-27 19:00:00161  
Nautical Ventures596@101251568652243705725 Will Be Rocking Out at the KISS Country Chili Cook-Off *Ticket Price: Sold Out; Tune to KISS Country 99.9 for Giveaways* *Chili Cook-Off Website:*   http://goo.gl/7EQUYX ... In addition to the Cook-Off, Kiss Country will be featuring an amazing lineup of performers, including @118301459150873445969, @117154143429450885853, @102794481462729230890, @115369006982258479244,  and @105518876723405136487. We'll be updating our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube Pages throughout the event, so even if you're not there, you'll feel like you are. Good food, good music, and good fun with great people. We hope to see you there! #chilicookoff   #countrymusic  KISS Country 99.9 Chili Cook-Off 20142014-01-26 08:30:003  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Join me this Friday for the  *Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy Edition* *Mobile Users Youtube Link* - http://youtu.be/iUQo5P2m960 This week my guests will be: +Laurie Laizure Founder of Customized Walls and Interior Design Community on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru. +Susan Serra Certified Kitchen Designer • Certified Aging in Place Specialist • Founder/Mfr: Bornholm Kitchen • Founder/Curator: Scandinavian Made • Speaker on Kitchen Design • Blog Author • Kitchen Industry Brand Consultant • Media Go-To Source on Kitchen Design • Kitchen Geek & Surprisingly Accurate Kitchen Soothsayer +Carolyn Capern Star-Spangled Canadian  Partner at CT Social, Social Media Strategist, Long-Term Management and Business Development Consultant, Book Worm, Content Writer, Geek and Star Wars Enthusiast +Greg Trujillo  Partner of CT Social, Chief Marketing Technologist, Social Media Strategist, Lead Developer, Web Analyst, Social Media Strategist, and Technology Consultant Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Kitchen, Bath and Interior Design of your home, Social Media Strategy and  anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 24th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis Follow me on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Beautify Your Home and Social Media Strategy2014-01-24 19:00:00153  
Mia Voss34,983Click here for the direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbmTXqvexhA Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat! This week we are featuring @102874181378039374952 @114414831154896320161 @112149507901294093321 & @107499215004519214139 on the panel! Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @102874181378039374952   - Marketing Strategist, Business Developer, Pinterest RockStar!  http://www.pinterest.com/ivaignjatovic/ @114414831154896320161   - Moore Consortium - Behavioural Psychologist and Firewalk Trainer @112149507901294093321 -  #SocialMediaGuia  Marketer, Blogger & Web Traffic expert.  THE woman to know in Panama! @107499215004519214139  - +The Social Media Hat - Social Media Manager, Hootsuite Consultant, Star Wars Aficionado Topics:  Building international relationships, leadership, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Awesome Accents Friday, January 24th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/1fSkJRb Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate  @114900731353476318395 Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy           Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow     #GetYourLearnOn            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Anabell Hilarski & Mike Allton2014-01-24 18:00:00178  
Wade Harman19,267FREE GIFT http://goo.gl/76MzI1 Sponsored By +PicMonkey to help you build social media images, banners, and image profiles http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Ryan Hanley +Jason T. Wiser  and our guest host +Eli Fennell as we discuss what it takes to build the Loyalty factor in the relationship.  What makes people keep coming back, and what you can do to establish this kind of relationship with them.Relationship Marketing #5- How To Build Loyalty2014-01-23 22:30:00110  
Eric Enge22,406*Relationships, Influence and Marketing* What role will these play in your marketing mix in 2014? Are you worried about the _content marketing glut_?  How will you stand out? @111552522175915203592, @110619855408549015935, @107022061436866576067, and I will take these topics on and due our level best to see if we can help make some useful suggestions. The live broadcast YouTube link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vBqqIIQHus The show will take place at 3 PM ET on Thursday January 23, 2014.  We will post the live YouTube link here 15 minutes before showtime. Watch the trailer for more info on the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XUK3L0xXMk Please feel free to share the event or invite others!What's In a Relationship? (And Who Cares?)2014-01-23 21:00:00191  
Jesse Wojdylo834,986In this video +Randy Wilson and I discuss just how long it takes to run a popular website.How Much Time, Per Week, Does It Take to Run a Popular Website?2014-01-23 18:52:3614  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,498Part 2 of this series of ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chats, where we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients? Our panel includes +AJ Kohn +Bill Slawski and  +Ammon Johns  Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business. Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering. As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact? And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market? It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Part 2 - Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-21 21:00:0072  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032*Mobile Users use this link* : http://youtu.be/U6kFI-5yLeI Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  for the sixth show in our series on *How to Use Google+ Effectively*   This weeks topic will be *Google Publisher and How to connect it with your Blog, Profile and Brand Page* Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. Monday January 20th @  1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 PM MST/10 PM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Publisher2014-01-20 19:00:00138  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Join me this Friday for the   This week my guests will be: +Lany Sullivan *Social Media Go 2 Girl, Blogger, Online Outreach Marketer and Google Plus Training Specialist* +Kelly Senyei *Founder of Just a Taste, On-Camera Host, Author of Food Blogging For Dummies and Professionally Trained Chef* +Mark Seydel *Self proclaimed Blogtrovert and Mental Health Advocate, H.O.A. Junkie, and HOAShows.com* +Lynn Abate-Johnson *Business Consulting, Brand Evangelism, Kick-ass Community Building, Blogger and Foodie* Stop by Friday as we chat about *Google+, HOA's, Marketing, Blogging* and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 17th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google Plus - Blogging, Branding and Marketing Oh my!2014-01-17 19:00:00175  
Mia Voss34,983Time for another @109324423871490315778 Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @108723851490239396050 -  TV host, celebrity life coach, Fortune 100 consultant and WNBA Champion, BadAss - http://franharris.com/ @116049412326685043114 of @109443498013606253208  & @104387705093966958943 - Google+ Hangout on Air Producer | Digital Event Planner | Live Tweeter | Passionate Mom @106100021899687161101  Lance helps businesses make their mark on Google Plus and maintain a balanced approach to life. Ever heard of the phrase transformational sharing? He's going to tell us allll about it!  Topics: With this panel? Well take your pick! It's going to be #uberawesome  But I know we'll cover  how rebranding, social media, online business & any questions YOU have for the panel! Friday, January 17th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC011714 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdEx How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow            The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Nikol Murphy, Fran Harris & Lance Fields2014-01-17 18:00:00204  
Eric Enge22,406*Masters Course in Being a Great HOA Host* Want to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a _tiny bit_ (;->) of HOA hosting experience. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP-QfLGiCuw @108210288375340023376 will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are @113055030863291439319 , @102898672602346817738, and @101696764219780312734. This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00376  
Jason T. Wiser21,538*Which comment system is best for your blog?*  Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Mobile Viewers http://jtw.bz/u2beCom  Join the event http://jtw.bz/comEvent  Have you ever thought about comment systems?  If not maybe maybe it's because you didn't know you had options.  If you knew about options, you've asked yourself, “Which comment system is the best?” That's why I have invited +Mark Traphagen    and  +David Amerland  to help us make a more informed decision about comment systems. Also we will be joined by my good friend  +Donart Nummer  We will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of these four options: Google+ Comments, Facebook Comments, Disqus, and native WordPress ⇒ Can you improve SEO by amassing lots of comments? ⇒ Is there any value to “owning your comments" in a local database? ⇒ Do the SERPs Index comments? ⇒ What is the single most valuable thing about comments? Each of our panelists will give us *3 important facts* about “comment best practices specific to SEO and the Semantic Web” that we need to know   Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.com Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips   ====================================================== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends Circle +Mark Traphagen   and  +David Amerland and +Donart Nummer    on G+ ====================================================== #commenting   #wordpresscomments   #googlepluscomments   #disqus   #comments   #blogcommenting   #blogcomments  Which Comment System is best for my Blog?2014-01-16 19:00:00155  
Wade Harman19,267YOUR FREE GIFT IS AT MY SITE: http://www.wadeharman.com/hangouts Sponsored by +PicMonkey for your social media image editing needs! http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Neal Schaffer +Lee Smallwood and my guest host +Les Dossey as we discuss some tips on how you can connect rapidly with your online audience to build your connections and relationships online!Relationship Marketing #5- Tips on Connecting Rapidly2014-01-16 18:00:0066  
Christine & Mia8,160Join +Christine & Mia and our January guest host +Craig Fifield to interview special guest +Eli Davidson this week. *Wednesday, January 15th* 11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm EST More about our guest: +Eli Davidson is a nationally acclaimed female motivational keynote speaker, executive coach, award winning author, and corporate spokesperson. _If playing small is no longer an option this show is JUST for YOU. The worst day of my life sparked $100K DAYS and is helping kids in Africa. It’s still hard to talk about it. I fell in love- in love so bad that going to Costco was like going to Paris. You get the picture. I closed my business to move to Hawaii to get married. Baby, my abs looked really good. On a Wednesday morning my fiancé woke up and announced that he didn't know if he wanted to be in a relationship with anyone. And then asked me to get on a plane and go back to LA…..that day. So, in February 2011 I didn’t know how I would be able to pay my rent. I was a mess to put it mildly. That diamond I had given back was a symbol. A diamond is the most condensed form of wealth on the planet. I had to find the diamond inside myself. What was my value and contribution and how could I help others?_ _I am an entrepreneur so this took me on a journey of discovering the “diamond in my business “. By uncovering that value (and I will continue to be a student of this for the rest of my life) and creating those diamond systems I took my business from $4k a month to $100,000 days of sales and over $1million in sales in 2 years. Then I got to mentor other business owners to use those same systems. I guess it sounds self-serving, but that is not the intention. Women in particular have told me this story gives them the courage to stop playing small and go for it themselves. I am so excited to be on the show so I can give some tangible tools to help people now._ _I believe that small business can and must be a genuine engine of good works. What if every entrepreneur gave back to the planet? Now, helping business owners is a way to help make our world a better place. My life is pretty unrecognizable from a few years ago. I am still in awe. In my last event we just raised $25,000 to adopt a village and teach entrepreneurship in Africa. That is the point of all this. There is just so much good we can do together!_  *This week's show is sponsored by:* +CT Social  CT Social, LLC is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House   We are a full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The ho#15 Minutes w/Christine & Mia featuring Eli Davidson and guest host Craig Fifield2014-01-15 20:30:00124  
Dustin W. Stout50,040It's been a while but now it's time to bring back the dustn.tv interview like Justin Timberlake brought back _sexy_! (You know, cause it never really went away, it was just time to step it up a notch.) I'll be starting a new series of interviews with +Aaron Wood. So who is he? Apparently, someone with a lot of interesting things to talk about. Take one look at his _Bragging rights_ section on his Google+ profile and you'll be just as eager to talk to him as I am.  I'm not going to be pulling any punches on this one, so grab a cup of coffee, slip on your Saturday robe and join me for the first +dustn.tv interview of 2014! We'll be starting promptly at 8am PST (11am EST).  I'll be activating the Q&A app right before going live so you can ask any questions about #Design , #Creativity  or #SocialMedia . You can also leave any questions in the comments section of this post/event page.  Official hashtag for the event: #dustntvinterview  Return of the dustn.tv Interview: Aaron Wood2014-01-11 17:00:2640  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Join me this Friday for the *Baby it's Cold Outside Editon of Good Day Google+* This week my guests will be: +Jason T. Wiser  Owner of Webination Station Digital Strategy Development.  Digital Strategy / Web Development / Social Media +Ben Fisher  Internet Marketing / Social SEO Strategist / Co-Founder of Steady Demand - Business Brand Page Management on Google+  +David F. Leopold  Small Business Owner and Founder of  smallbizdavidfoundation.org / and David's Barter - Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Directory   +jean Layton  Naturopathic Physician / Gluten-Free Blogger / Author / and  owner of Wingwoman Productions specializing in Google+ Technical Assistance   Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Marketing,  Improving your diet, and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 10th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google + - The Baby it's Cold Outside Edition2014-01-10 19:00:00140  
Mia Voss34,983Time for another @109324423871490315778  Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  @111238595346429376929  @108514565934812016751  @110619855408549015935  @113884560496712884472  Topics: Leveling the gender playing field on Google Plus, stories from Vegas & the @th and more! Friday, January 10th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC11014 Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange  How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy         Subscribe to @109324423871490315778  community for updates: http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Lany Sullivan, Shannon Hernandez, Eli Fennell & Leah Segedie2014-01-10 18:00:00234  
Craig “The Tech Teacher” Chamberlin80,063*Looking To Improve Your Google+ Hangouts?* Thursday, on a very special episode of The PCM Tech Help Show - +Craig Chamberlin and +Mia Voss with +The Mia Connect cover the essential things you need to know for creating, promoting and having fun with Google+ Hangouts. *We will touch on the following questions:*   Who is Mia?   What are Hangouts?   Whats a Hangout On Air?   What About Private Hangouts?   Viewer Questions   Hangouts For Business   The Tools You'll Need   The Power Of Interviews   The New Live TV   Mia and Craig's Top Tip   Viewer Questions *All Questions Are Welcome!* *The PCM Tech Help Show* _Free Professional Business & Technology Training_ Broadcasts LIVE Daily via Hangouts On Air Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 PM EST - 11:00 PM EST Brought To You By: http://www.pcmtechhelp.com *Get The Best Deals On Top Products At Amazon! All purchases made after clicking the Amazon affiliate link below help support the show!* http://amzn.to/JI5xax (affiliate) *Make Sure You Subscribe, +1, Like & Share!* https://www.youtube.com/user/PCMichiana #business   #technology   #tech   #training   #tutorial   #guide   #hangoutsonair   #broadcast   #live   #show   #question   #answer   #lesson   #professional   #miavoss   #themiaconnect  Mastering Hangouts with Mia Voss & Craig Chamberlin2014-01-10 04:00:00141  
Wade Harman19,267Your FREE Gift! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP3 Sponsored by +PicMonkey  for social media image editing http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +David Amerland  +Chef Dennis Littley and my guest host +Mark Traphagen  as we discuss the importance of trust and how that pertains to effective relationship building here on Google Plus.  Mark recently wrote a Hiaku Deck called "Trust the Currency of Relationships"  We'll get into some of that and how we use this to build our relationships.Relationship Marketing #5- Trust in Relationship Building2014-01-10 02:00:00186  
David F “SmallBizDavid” Leopold3,211International Executive Chef and Food Blogger with 400,000 followers, "Chef Dennis" is not only a leading Food Expert, he has fantastic insight on how to make Google+ work for any business.                   "Life is good when you're able to do what you love!"                                           Chef Dennis Littley"Dreaming With Entrepreneurs"-- CHEF DENNIS LITTLEY2014-01-07 18:30:0079  
Wade Harman19,267Your Free 1 month trial https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP2 Sponsored by +PicMonkey see how I create amazing images for my social media posts here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl Join +Wade Harman +Rebekah Radice +Jeff Sieh and +Lany Sullivan  as they discuss how relationship marketing is one of the most important elements in online business.  Hear how an influencer makes relationships and builds connections online, especially Google Plus, and see what they're doing that is different from the way you build connections.  What does the influencer look for, how do they act, and how different is it for them vs "regular" people. Sponsored by +PicMonkey where all of your image editing needs can be supplied.  Build a great social media update image that will turn heads and draw attention here: http://goo.gl/9EIPKlRelationship Marketing Show #4- How An Influencer Builds Relationships2014-01-04 02:00:00108  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Join me this Friday as we dive into the world of *SEO on Google+*  This week my guests will be: SEO and Content Marketing Specialist / CEO of Stone Temple Consulting @113690073826160821557  Google+ SEO Specialist / Social Media & Search Optimization for Business Consultant @110133760398936676625  SMO and SEO specialist also consulting in Search engine marketing (SEM), Social media management (SMM)  @114024191415895144726  Gluten-free recipe developer, baking expert, author, consultant and creator of Jules Gluten Free Flour & Baking Mixes @108409944799738303561  Join us as we chat about SEO, SMO, Google+, Life and our plans for 2014  on Google Plus  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, January 3rd at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - SEO Edition2014-01-03 19:00:00188  
Mia Voss34,983The very first +The Mia Connect Power Chat of 2014! Very excited to roll out the new show format/direction. We will, of course, cover online & social media topics but we'll also bringing exciting interviews each week with influencers & innovators from all types of industries. This week we welcome a full panel of fabulous guests - check them out & make sure to follow them! We'll be chatting about business trends, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more.   +Jeff Sieh  - http://hisdesignonline.com/ +Jenn Herman  - http://jennstrends.com/ +Debi Davis  -  http://www.3ddebi.com/ +Kevin Green - https://twitter.com/FixedOpsGenius +Scott Scowcroft  - http://bit.ly/18WIhRM Friday, January 3rd at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST Find your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC0114 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy       Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn     #PeopleYouNeedToKnow  The Mia Connect Power Chat2014-01-03 18:00:00168  
Christine & Mia8,160*New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON!* Join us as we spotlight some amazing people here on Google Plus! Hosts +Christine DeGraff & +Mia Voss will be interviewing an all star panel of guests throughout the 4 hour show! #NewYearsHOA *Sponsored By:* +Webfluential  Webfluential is the platform linking brands to influencers to monetize syndication to their audience. Beginning today, Webfluential is accepting applications from US based influencers. It will open to US advertisers from 1 February 2014. The link to apply is https://webfluenti.al/users/register. *Sponsored By:* +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  +Christine & Mia would like to give a special thanks to our faithful sponsor Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House for their continued support of our efforts here on G+. We look forward to staying at http://www.InnDC.com in 2014 for a live show and HIRL. Guests and topics include: 1:30pm-2:30pm EST  Topic: The Importance of Branding (Business/Personal) and Authenticity in 2014.  Guests: +Dustin W. Stout +Demian Farnworth +Keith Bloemendaal +Nicholas Cardot  Guest Host: +Jason T. Wiser  2:30pm-3:30pm EST  Topic: How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make an Impact in 2014. Guests: +Dino Dogan +Mike Allton +Ronnie Bincer +Ben Fisher Guest Host: +David Oldenburg  3:30pm-4:15pm EST  Topic: Some of our past guests and guest hosts are back to tell us what they are working on in 2014. Guests: +Greg Trujillo +Carolyn Capern +Bethan Davies +Sam Stormborn Ormandy +Krithika Rangarajan  Guest Host: +Lance Fields  4:15pm-5:00pm EST  Topic: What's Your Story? and Predictions for 2014 Guests:  +David F Leopold +Stan Bush +Michael Mason +Craig Fifield Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  5:00pm-5:30pm EST (30 minutes) Topic: What's Your Story? Guests: Audience Participation Guest Host: +Shannon Hernandez  Our guests will be sharing their stories, recapping 2013, predicting what's to come for 2014 and more. Topics will include: business, social media tools, blogging, strategy, resolutions we plan to break... you name it! The audience will also be able to "jump on the stage" during the last half hour of the programming - we'll turn the floor over to YOU, the audience, and bring some of you into the panel to tell us your story.  *Wednesday, January 1, 2014* starting at 10:30am PST/11:30am MST/12:30pm CST/ 1:30pm EST Find your timezone here: http://bit.ly/NewYearsMarathonChristine & Mia's New Year's Day 4HR HOA-A-THON2014-01-01 19:30:00397  
Mia Voss34,983*WEEKEND EDITION*  This week on the final +The Mia Connect  #SocialMediaPowerChat  of 2013, this amazing panel line up will give us their take on the year in social media as well as discuss some of their favorite topics including semantic search, blogging and YouTube! *Panel Guests* +David Amerland - author of #GoogleSemanticSearch   +Dustin W. Stout of  #DustnTV  - web designer & blogger +Ileane Smith of +Basic Blog Tips  - Blogger & Online Expert +Craig Chamberlin - #YouTube  expert/smartypants *Special thanks to our show sponsors* +Edge Ad Exchange  & +TheCraftStar.com  *Sunday December 29th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/SMPCTime1229 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy   Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #SocialMediaTips    Social Media Power Chat Weekend Edition2013-12-29 18:00:00252  
Chef Dennis Littley780,032Join me this Friday for *The Pre-New Years Eve Edition of Good Day Google+*   This week my guests will be  *Online Money Show Host*  +David Oldenburg   *Blogger/ Author/ and Publisher of The Smart School House* +Kelly Dixon  *Social Media Marketing and Technology Guru* +Eli Fennell and *Strategist & Community Builder* +Leah Segedie  Join us as we chat about life, Google+ and our plans for a *Rockin' New Year on Google Plus*  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions! Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, December 27th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST   Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennis Subscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.com Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennis Follow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - The Pre-New Years Eve Edition2013-12-27 19:00:00138  
Yifat Cohen77,756METal is an exclusive gathering of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media, entertainment and technology space. Their events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in our community. *One time sneak-view into METal's private meetings* This week, Tim Sanders, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and former Yahoo! executive will be speaking about *Creating the Sale* The soul of this belief, comes from that creatives of all types have a passion for what they are doing because they are chasing the truth and doing “what’s right” with their lives. This is the fuel for their inventive thinking. They don’t deduce their way to the close, they create new worlds that bring everyone together. Much like a marketing executive or a software engineer, they bring their creativity to work everyday and find new joy in selling. *Many of us have one thing in common:* We are creative types trapped inside a body that is focused on a professional career, at this week’s COED METal, Featured speaker Tim Sanders will show us how to *become a creative sales genius.* Tim will show how the “funnel system” of sales is outdated, primal at this point in it’s assumptions. Each time we look at sales as a numbers game, we reduce people to statistics. That’s bad for our brand, future relationships and our sales-karma. This talk is perfect for any professional who faces a complicated sales process or an entrepreneur who is up against a high wall of resistance in selling his or her idea This week’s featured speaker is Best Selling Author Tim Sanders. Tim’s business expertise and deep research capabilities make him indispensable to some of the biggest brands in the world. He speaks for strong business relationships, both internal and external. *“Get them right,” he says, “and you’ll grow your business during good and bad times alike.”* Tim’s relevant point of view and reputation as a people expert makes him one of the most in demand keynote speakers on the conference and convention circuit. *ENTERTAINMENT* Enjoy the music of Freddie Ravel and Jhameel during this event. *Freddie Ravel* has two infectious passions: creating purpose-driven music and applying its proven effectiveness in helping entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations thrive. As an internationally-acclaimed Producer, Pianist, Presenter and Founder of the transformational engine BUSINESS HARMONICS® - an award-winning peak performance program and methodology to enhance leadership, collaboration and time management - Freddie brings an extensive track record of star power success in innovation, performance and product creation. Battlefy started as a league management platform that catered to micro-organizers like college eSports clubs. It quickly advanced into heavyweight territory when an independent game publisher with a zealous following approached Battlefy to run a world championship on its platform. Battlefy is making history by reacExclusive sneak view Hangout to Metal International's meeting2013-12-21 18:30:0087  
Wade Harman19,267Our first HOA for all of the members of the Relationship Marketing Community!  Not a member?  It's ok!  Come and join us this Friday as we do the meet and greet and get to know each other better!  I've got some cool topics to discuss with the panel too!Relationship Marketing Community HOA2013-12-21 00:00:0019  
Wade Harman19,267Join Myself, +Christine DeGraff & +Shannon Hernandez & +Shannon Lemos as we discuss different strategies that will help you build your relationships for your business online.  As you know, the closer people are to you, the more responsive they are to your content.  This week we'll be discussing the future relationships and the people that are watching you right now that you may not have a clue of!  How to consistently make an impression online, and what to do to always make an impression.  It's important to understand how you want people to see you. I'd like to thank my sponsor +Social Media Marketing University for allowing me to offer you this *FREE Gift* of one month in their _Inner Circle_ here: http://goo.gl/ncSASQ Every Monday, that’s FOUR TIMES PER MONTH, they have a live coaching webinar that you or a staff member can attend. Each coaching session covers specific up-to-date “what’s really working now” topics that will keep you far ahead of your competition, who simply don’t have access to this kind of up-to-date information outside of our exclusive Social Media Inner Circle.    - Want to know about the latest Facebook strategies that work?    - Want to know what to avoid on LinkedIn? Want to know which tools you can use to cut your social media time down to just a few minutes a day instead of hours?     -Want to know which tools to avoid like the plague!? The Social Media Inner Circle brings together the best of the best experts in each of FIVE key areas of Social Media. That means you can get the support and hand-holding you need to master ALL the skills needed to become successful from real experts. This is what the Social Media Inner Circle is solely designed to do. Get your free gift now! http://goo.gl/ncSASQRelationship Marketing Show #3- Building The Future Relationship2013-12-20 02:00:00122  
Eric Enge22,406*Want to Become a Social Media Rockstar?* There is so much to be gained by building a strong social media presence.  Yet how to you do it?  It is not simply given to you, you have to go out there and earn it. Here is the YouTube link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7SZzVln-8 Please join +Marty Weintraub and I as we talk about how to do just that.  Watch the trailer for more info, or do it just for its amusement value. The #dmeshow  will air on Thursday December 19th at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  The live broadcast YouTube link will be posted here about 15 minutes before show time! Please feel free to share this event or invite others!How to Become a Social Media Rockstar2013-12-19 21:00:00219  
Best Buy498,233Best Buy's #LastMinuteGifts Google+ Shoppable Hangout2013-12-18 01:16:04280  
Ronnie Bincer110,141*So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?* If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. *Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.* If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now. As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0Ba We'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do *Limited Broadcasts* via _*Private HOAs*_ - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system. This means that every business/person has their own *Private Broadcasting Channel*... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! _The key is to know how to use the stuff properly_... this session will get you started. If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP === === #HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips   _Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ..._So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00391  
Jesse Wojdylo834,986Over the last few months I have noticed many people using Twitter to supplement Google+ or the other way around. I think there are some very effective strategies that can be used. This week we will get some of those strategies out on the table. All the information you need on Google Plus Chat is available here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ In December of last year I really jumped on Twitter in a big way as I love the real time updates and the sports engagement. This has yet to come to Google+ so I spend my weekends chatting it up with college football and college basketball folks. While doing that I notice plenty of other awesome social media users that know and love the Google+ platform. This led me to these discussion questions: 1. How long have you been active on Twitter? 2. Do you use Twitter for pleasure or business? Or pain? 3. Do you auto post to Twitter? Do you post Google+ Posts? 4. How do you use Twitter to supplement Google+? 5. Mention some active Twitter users that may enjoy Google+ 6. Do you want a Google Plus Chat on Christmas Eve? Please join us for #googlepluschat  on Twitter every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est. We will discuss if there will be a Christmas Eve event or not. Either way, join us this week!Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-12-17 20:00:0053  
Dustin W. Stout50,040Bringing together 7 social media power houses, we'll be talking about the current state of social media and where we're headed in 2014. We'll be talking about the top social networks including: - Google+ - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest Guests include +Jeff Sieh, +Jenn Herman, +Jesse Wojdylo, +Mia Voss, +Mike Allton, +Stephan Hovnanian, and of course myself.  Add your questions to the event page now and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the event. And be sure to put your social pants on, because it should be a heck of a ride!  Event courtesy of +dustn.tv - dustn.tv.The State of Social Media 20142013-12-14 18:00:00188  
Yifat Cohen77,756*Let's see what a radio interview _looks_ like on a Hangout* +Larry King, +Simon Mainwaring, +Maria Quiban and now me! But this time - not just radio, but a Hangout with YOU! What can be better than that?!? I'll be talking Google+ and Hangouts for Business Rockstars with +Ken Rutkowski this Friday - *join us on a Hangout or call into the studio!* +Business Rockstars is a weekly show on KFWB, Talk 980 for ENTREPRENEURS by entrepreneurs. Every Monday through Friday, 2-4pm Ken Rutkowski connects the listener to some of the biggest names in business to share their experience and knowledge of entrepreneurship +Business Rockstars do not just create game-changing companies, they become a brand. Each show will introduce you to these Rockstars, their business experiences and amazing stories behind them. Ken Rutkowski has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week and has hosted technology radio shows on CNET, CBS and online. ------------------ #googouts   #businessrockstars   #gplusgotogal  Business Rockstars with Yifat Cohen2013-12-13 23:15:0090  
Jesse Wojdylo834,986+Rand Wilson will be joining me for a special Wojdylo Show this Friday. He recently wrote an article explaining everything he knows about SEO in 1068 words. There is much more about the event here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/wojdylo-show-special-guests/ If you want to get edumacated with a good laugh I would suggest checking out this 15 minute hangout. I promise it will be worth your time. #tws  Everything Rand Wilson Knows About SEO2013-12-13 19:00:0021  
Wade Harman19,267Join +Wade Harman  +Mike Allton   and +Mia Voss and my special guest host +Craig Fifield   as we discuss the value of building relationships online.  How to make that relationship stronger by taking the next step to concrete the connection.  We'll discuss how that affects the relationship and the positives that you can benefit from in taking the time to do it right! Relationship Marketing Hangout is proudly sponsored by +PicMonkey     All of your free image editing needs here http://goo.gl/9EIPKl   PicMonkey has allowed me to give a great freebie to the one's that attend this hangout so be sure to come by and learn about how you can start creating better images for you social media! Here's your free +PicMonkey gift for attending! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPRelationship Marketing- Taking The Next Step2013-12-13 02:00:00105  
Jesse Wojdylo834,986Google Glass and driving has been a very hot topic over the last several months. Please join the +Law Offices of David Azizi, +David Azizi and myself for a very special Hangout on Air discussing the legal issues surrounding Google Glass and driving. If you have considered driving with Google Glass in the state of California you will want to watch this Hangout on Air. Much more on the topic here: http://www.davidazizipersonalinjury.com/blog/google-glass-legal-wear-driving-california/ Thanks to +Brian Gundersen and +Isaac Porter, MD for the previous research used. #throughglass   #glasswhiledriving  Is Google Glass Legal to Wear While Driving in California?2013-12-12 04:30:0027  
Wade Harman19,267Join +Wade Harman in his show *Relationship Marketing*!  The very first show in a weekly series I will be doing.  My first guests will be +Mark Traphagen and +Eli Fennell, and we'll be discussing how to build relationships with that influential person and what it's like from both sides.  Come and join us as we talk about different strategies that will help you cultivate relationships out of basic connections! Sponsored by +Discover North Carolina and +The Mast Farm Inn, visit http://goo.gl/E8AFR for more information on your vacation to North Carolina! #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  Relationship Marketing2013-12-06 02:00:00155  
Eric Enge22,406All this buzz about content marketing must be there for some reason, right?  You bet!  At 3 PM ET (Boston time) next Thursday (12/5/13) on the DME Show I will be interviewing +Brian Clark the CEO of Copyblogger.  He has been doing content marketing from the very beginning.  He never fell into any SEO traps, and his business has thrived. The live YouTube Link will be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPX1LVQ_PT8 Please join us for the show, please share it with others, and please invite others.  Do all three!  This should be a fantastic discussion.Content Marketing is King, No, Really2013-12-05 21:00:00237  
Jesse Wojdylo834,986Google+ comments being integrated into YouTube has been the "talk of the town" for the last 72 hours. We will be discussing how this affects YouTube channels. We will also discuss how it can be helpful to grow an audience. As always, the questions and information about #googlepluschat  is located here: http://wojdylosocialmedia.com/google-plus-chat-twitter-chat/ If you are new to #googlepluschat  please feel free to reach out to me and I can help you join and watch the conversation. There are many that consume the content from afar as they simply watch. This is possible with the TWUBS tool we use. Once again, feel free to reach out to myself, @107290419352782290509 or @105076725141939280120 for more information on getting involved with #googlepluschat . Here are the questions in text format: 1. Introduce yourself, where you are from and what you do 2. Do you have an active YouTube channel? What is it? 3. Where do you watch most of your YouTube videos? Mobile? Desktop? Tablet? 4. Have you commented more with the Google+ integration? 5. What are ways users can build an audience through YouTube with Google+ comments? 6. Are Google+ comments for YouTube a bad thing? Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 pm est for a fun and exciting conversation. #googlepluschat  Google Plus Chat Twitter Chat2013-11-12 20:00:0025  
Google+10,405,918The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033855  
Ronnie Bincer110,141I rarely use this "On Air" option for events... I'm trying to see if people I invite can be added to the guest list, and say Yes, No, Maybe, etc. to this invitation. I thought they could but a fellow G+er thinks that maybe they can't, so here we go! Can you help out by asking fellow testers (via the *Invite more people* button) to join in for a bit and get added to the guest list? You can say "yes" or "no" or "maybe" yourself too! Thanks for helping... it may help me with one more issue re. the Events tool as I continue my research on how all its bits and pieces function as I prep my eBook on this topic.This is a TEST of the 'On Air Event' functions, it is only a test ;-)2013-03-02 07:00:0066  
Ronnie Bincer110,141*Come Join in the Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day Hangout...* Put on yer Pirate Hat (via Google Effects)... and say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ Upload yer favorite photos and Videos to commemorate the day. Inspired by this site: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ I set up a *Hangout that lasts all day...* join in the merriment. Invite yer friends & mates, share and share alike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I Use these Blue link videos to spice up your comments (right/ctrl-click on them, copy/paste into the comments in the event and elsewhere on Google+): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-iiJ0lVscI  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbZxMTG92I I'll be in and out all day... *Carry on without me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTy7uhRlJCQ ...* #TalkLikeAPirateDay   #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay  International Talk Like a Pirate Day! ...join in Arrgh!2012-09-19 08:00:0017  

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2015-07-04 00:47:12 (182 comments, 41 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

About Greece

I have, until now, avoided discussing the Greek issue.  I have allowed that, as an American, it is little of my business how the EU conducts its own financial affairs.

This was easy to believe, as long as it looked like sanity might prevail.  It is increasingly obvious this is unlikely to be the case.  While EU matters may be EU matters, the economy is now global.  What happens in Greece affects us all.

I am guided, in my opinion of this matter, by history, and there is no more poignant a piece of history to consider than Post WW1 Germany.  Forced to foot the bill of European reparations, the German economy was forced into crippling austerity.  A puppet regime enforced this, ultimately losing all credibility.

The end result of this program?  Hitler.  The Nazis.  This is no Godwin (reductio ab Nazi), this is history.  Hitler railedagainst t... more »

Most reshares: 41

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2015-07-04 00:47:12 (182 comments, 41 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

About Greece

I have, until now, avoided discussing the Greek issue.  I have allowed that, as an American, it is little of my business how the EU conducts its own financial affairs.

This was easy to believe, as long as it looked like sanity might prevail.  It is increasingly obvious this is unlikely to be the case.  While EU matters may be EU matters, the economy is now global.  What happens in Greece affects us all.

I am guided, in my opinion of this matter, by history, and there is no more poignant a piece of history to consider than Post WW1 Germany.  Forced to foot the bill of European reparations, the German economy was forced into crippling austerity.  A puppet regime enforced this, ultimately losing all credibility.

The end result of this program?  Hitler.  The Nazis.  This is no Godwin (reductio ab Nazi), this is history.  Hitler railedagainst t... more »

Most plusones: 233

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2015-07-04 00:47:12 (182 comments, 41 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

About Greece

I have, until now, avoided discussing the Greek issue.  I have allowed that, as an American, it is little of my business how the EU conducts its own financial affairs.

This was easy to believe, as long as it looked like sanity might prevail.  It is increasingly obvious this is unlikely to be the case.  While EU matters may be EU matters, the economy is now global.  What happens in Greece affects us all.

I am guided, in my opinion of this matter, by history, and there is no more poignant a piece of history to consider than Post WW1 Germany.  Forced to foot the bill of European reparations, the German economy was forced into crippling austerity.  A puppet regime enforced this, ultimately losing all credibility.

The end result of this program?  Hitler.  The Nazis.  This is no Godwin (reductio ab Nazi), this is history.  Hitler railedagainst t... more »

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2015-07-04 15:21:29 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,... more »

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

- IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

Happy Independence Day!___

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2015-07-04 03:18:09 (27 comments, 17 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

iCloud Music Putting DRM Locks on YOUR Music

Seriously, Apple?  Again with the DRM Music thing?  What is with this weird fetish for claiming ownership of other people's music libraries?  How many hundreds of billions of dollars is enough?

h/t +Chris Robato 

iCloud Music Putting DRM Locks on YOUR Music

Seriously, Apple?  Again with the DRM Music thing?  What is with this weird fetish for claiming ownership of other people's music libraries?  How many hundreds of billions of dollars is enough?

h/t +Chris Robato ___

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2015-07-04 00:47:12 (182 comments, 41 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

About Greece

I have, until now, avoided discussing the Greek issue.  I have allowed that, as an American, it is little of my business how the EU conducts its own financial affairs.

This was easy to believe, as long as it looked like sanity might prevail.  It is increasingly obvious this is unlikely to be the case.  While EU matters may be EU matters, the economy is now global.  What happens in Greece affects us all.

I am guided, in my opinion of this matter, by history, and there is no more poignant a piece of history to consider than Post WW1 Germany.  Forced to foot the bill of European reparations, the German economy was forced into crippling austerity.  A puppet regime enforced this, ultimately losing all credibility.

The end result of this program?  Hitler.  The Nazis.  This is no Godwin (reductio ab Nazi), this is history.  Hitler railedagainst t... more »

About Greece

I have, until now, avoided discussing the Greek issue.  I have allowed that, as an American, it is little of my business how the EU conducts its own financial affairs.

This was easy to believe, as long as it looked like sanity might prevail.  It is increasingly obvious this is unlikely to be the case.  While EU matters may be EU matters, the economy is now global.  What happens in Greece affects us all.

I am guided, in my opinion of this matter, by history, and there is no more poignant a piece of history to consider than Post WW1 Germany.  Forced to foot the bill of European reparations, the German economy was forced into crippling austerity.  A puppet regime enforced this, ultimately losing all credibility.

The end result of this program?  Hitler.  The Nazis.  This is no Godwin (reductio ab Nazi), this is history.  Hitler railed against the puppet regime, the crippling austerity, and those he blamed.  The people loved him for it, and we know the rest of the story.

It needn't have been that way.  After accepting a single reparation payment (to appease the public), the U.S. forgave Germany's war debts, and encouraged others to do the same.  They did not listen.  True, forgiving was easy for us, we never got attacked, but we were nonetheless right.  Not until after WW2 was our wisdom heeded, and as we all know, Germany and Japan are doing just fine.

Learn from this history, Europe.  Crippling austerity might give a visceral, spiteful satisfaction, but it guarantees worse things to come.  Greece can never repay that debt, we all know that, this pretense they can is a perverse song-and-dance from those who have forgotten their own past follies.  Forgive, restructure, and keep Greece part of a strong and stable Pan European Identity.

If your leaders cannot rise above themselves to do this, then I guarantee you, with absolute certainty, it will be remembered as the day the collapse of the EU into irrelevance began.  History repeats itself, and those who won't learn from history are doomed to repeat it over and over again.

Whatever faults and systemic corruptions may exist in Greece, to punish millions of Greek people for generations to come isn't just poor economic policy for a governmentless monetary union, it is frankly a crime against humanity, and one which I can assure you the Hellenic people will not easily forgive, regardless how their referendum vote turns out.

Remember, Europe, Greece gave you civilization.  Not collapsing theirs is the least you can do to repay them.___

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2015-07-03 21:00:12 (53 comments, 12 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

RIP Windows Phone?

Windows 10 will be reaching millions of users this month, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Team may be thinking of dropping one of their platforms soon: Windows 10 for Phones and Small Tablets.

Instead, Microsoft may focus on promoting Android devices with preinstalled Microsoft apps (but not forks - these would be Google Play Supported devices), while seeking a deal with Google for First Class Windows Apps.  Google could, instead, push Chrome as the only way to get First Class Google Apps on Windows (courtesy of App Runtime for Chrome), so this is probably a wise move, given Chrome's obvious ambitions to become an OS-On-Top-of-Windows.

If true, this would be huge: Microsoft would be admitting utter defeat in the mobile platform market, and for all the money they can throw at getting their apps preinstalled, a future involving MS as a... more »

RIP Windows Phone?

Windows 10 will be reaching millions of users this month, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Team may be thinking of dropping one of their platforms soon: Windows 10 for Phones and Small Tablets.

Instead, Microsoft may focus on promoting Android devices with preinstalled Microsoft apps (but not forks - these would be Google Play Supported devices), while seeking a deal with Google for First Class Windows Apps.  Google could, instead, push Chrome as the only way to get First Class Google Apps on Windows (courtesy of App Runtime for Chrome), so this is probably a wise move, given Chrome's obvious ambitions to become an OS-On-Top-of-Windows.

If true, this would be huge: Microsoft would be admitting utter defeat in the mobile platform market, and for all the money they can throw at getting their apps preinstalled, a future involving MS as a universal OS King would be an extremely remote possibility.

Do you think Microsoft should abandon pushing Windows 10 for mobile devices?___

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2015-07-03 18:32:59 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

The ‘low end smartphone’ problem has been solved, and the answer is Android.

The ‘low end smartphone’ problem has been solved, and the answer is Android.___

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2015-07-03 02:50:53 (150 comments, 31 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Racial Stereotypes, Machine Learning, and Facial Recognition

Ouch!  It appears that, for the second time in far too short a time, a photo app designed to use AI to label people and things has systematically mistaken black people for gorillas.  I wish I could say this was satire, or even a cruel joke, but it isn't.

While +Yonatan Zunger is right to say this is absolutely NOT OK, I believe that, to leave it at that, as an 'oopsie', would be to overlook a frightening possibility: that such mistakes are not coincidences that just happen to sound like racial stereotypes.

In other words, these AI's may be able to teach us about the same sorts of perceptual errors and biases in humans.  Note the eerie correspondences: black people mistaken for gorillas, a blink feature that thinks all Asian people are blinking, etc...  These don't just soundlike... more »

Racial Stereotypes, Machine Learning, and Facial Recognition

Ouch!  It appears that, for the second time in far too short a time, a photo app designed to use AI to label people and things has systematically mistaken black people for gorillas.  I wish I could say this was satire, or even a cruel joke, but it isn't.

While +Yonatan Zunger is right to say this is absolutely NOT OK, I believe that, to leave it at that, as an 'oopsie', would be to overlook a frightening possibility: that such mistakes are not coincidences that just happen to sound like racial stereotypes.

In other words, these AI's may be able to teach us about the same sorts of perceptual errors and biases in humans.  Note the eerie correspondences: black people mistaken for gorillas, a blink feature that thinks all Asian people are blinking, etc...  These don't just sound like our stereotypes: they are the same stereotypes.

Zunger's idea for a permanent solution, as well, points to the best remedy for these sorts of mistakes: to focus, not on differences (bigger or smaller lips, hips, eyes, etc...), but rather to focus on shared human features.  In no way, in reality, are blacks mistakable for gorillas or Asian eyes for blinking eyes...  unless one focuses entirely on the differences between people.  This, in reality, is how bigotry operates: by getting you to notice and exaggerate the differences, and ignore the commonalities.

Let us therefore not dismiss these things as 'bugs', but rather as potentially valuable insights into both the origin of stereotypes, and hopefully for a solution to these issues as well.___

2015-07-03 01:07:09 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I'm using something called a "Remote Control". I seem to recall such things existing before I bought my Chromecast.

How the heck did we ever use these things?

I'm using something called a "Remote Control". I seem to recall such things existing before I bought my Chromecast.

How the heck did we ever use these things?___

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2015-07-02 19:05:17 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

HIRLing Never Looked So Good

Just got back from my first HIRL with +Mark Traphagen​. Brains full of thoughts and bellies full of steak... it doesn't get any better than this.

HIRLing Never Looked So Good

Just got back from my first HIRL with +Mark Traphagen​. Brains full of thoughts and bellies full of steak... it doesn't get any better than this.___

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2015-06-29 02:05:28 (7 comments, 19 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Google+!

Happy 4th Birthday, +Google+!  It's been a truly amazing four years, and I look forward to many more to come.  Hard to believe that, just a little under 4-years ago now, I was surfing my Facebook News Feed one day when, all of the sudden, I spotted a Post from a Friend offering early invites to something called Google+.

I came over, fell in love with all the great tools and clean white space, and though my friends did not follow me, I stayed nonetheless, and explored this online realm 'cross all horizons.

And that has made all the difference.

#HappyBirthday   #GooglePlus   #PlusOnly  

Happy Birthday, Google+!

Happy 4th Birthday, +Google+!  It's been a truly amazing four years, and I look forward to many more to come.  Hard to believe that, just a little under 4-years ago now, I was surfing my Facebook News Feed one day when, all of the sudden, I spotted a Post from a Friend offering early invites to something called Google+.

I came over, fell in love with all the great tools and clean white space, and though my friends did not follow me, I stayed nonetheless, and explored this online realm 'cross all horizons.

And that has made all the difference.

#HappyBirthday   #GooglePlus   #PlusOnly  ___

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2015-06-28 19:30:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, +Noble Ackerson!

Happy Birthday, +Noble Ackerson!___

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2015-06-28 18:20:09 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Adding Facebook Authorship to Your Site

+Mike Allton has updated his recent article on Facebook Authorship (which you should definitely be using if you're a content creator!) with instructions on setting it up for WordPress, Drupal, Blogger, and more.

What Google once tooketh away, Facebook now giveth back: you can now make sure that all of your content links back to your social profile when shared... if only on Facebook.

#FacebookAuthorship   #FacebookMarketing   #SocialMedia  

Adding Facebook Authorship to Your Site

+Mike Allton has updated his recent article on Facebook Authorship (which you should definitely be using if you're a content creator!) with instructions on setting it up for WordPress, Drupal, Blogger, and more.

What Google once tooketh away, Facebook now giveth back: you can now make sure that all of your content links back to your social profile when shared... if only on Facebook.

#FacebookAuthorship   #FacebookMarketing   #SocialMedia  ___

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2015-06-28 16:03:18 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Offline Hotword Detection Coming to Android

+Android Police's latest APK Teardown of the Google App  v4.8 for Android reveals code for offline hotword  ('OK Google') detection, as well as some other cool new features and integrations.

With Google Voice Search promising more and more control over apps and app functions, offline support is especially important.  We all understand some things require the internet, but not everything should.

Offline Hotword Detection Coming to Android

+Android Police's latest APK Teardown of the Google App  v4.8 for Android reveals code for offline hotword  ('OK Google') detection, as well as some other cool new features and integrations.

With Google Voice Search promising more and more control over apps and app functions, offline support is especially important.  We all understand some things require the internet, but not everything should.___

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2015-06-27 20:19:10 (72 comments, 6 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

About Those 'Nine Unelected Judges'...

You might have heard this phrase over the past few days: nine unelected judges.

It is a phrase typically uttered by whichever political party's voters feel they have lost,  or will lose, on an issue decided before the Supreme Court of the United States.

It is a deceptive phrase, meant to convey a false impression of the Supreme Court as something akin to American Royalty, a power base above and beyond and unanswering to the people.

In a sense, the latter at least is correct: SCOTUS Justices do not answer to the people, or politicians, hence their Lifetime Appointments to the bench.  Keeping them above partisan politics and public opinion was part of the point: as symbolized by the many statues in our courthouses, justice should be blind.

However, in any other sense, this characterization ofS... more »

About Those 'Nine Unelected Judges'...

You might have heard this phrase over the past few days: nine unelected judges.

It is a phrase typically uttered by whichever political party's voters feel they have lost,  or will lose, on an issue decided before the Supreme Court of the United States.

It is a deceptive phrase, meant to convey a false impression of the Supreme Court as something akin to American Royalty, a power base above and beyond and unanswering to the people.

In a sense, the latter at least is correct: SCOTUS Justices do not answer to the people, or politicians, hence their Lifetime Appointments to the bench.  Keeping them above partisan politics and public opinion was part of the point: as symbolized by the many statues in our courthouses, justice should be blind.

However, in any other sense, this characterization of SCOTUS Judges or Judges in general is inaccurate.  While many Judges, including SCOTUS Justices, are 'unelected', they are appointed to the bench, and approved for the bench, by our elected officials.

These are, literally, our "Representatives" in government, and in choosing them, while we can never be sure what they will do in office, we wager with our votes (or don't) that they will honor their promises, and wherever possible make appointments who will likewise honor these promises, or attempt to reject appointments that would compromise these promises.

If we fail to vote, then we voluntarily surrender our right to influence this process.  If we vote, but our chosen candidates lose,  we have nonetheless been fairly represented.  If opposing candidates win the right to make appointments, we may expect those appointments may not satisfy us.  We may also expect the leaders of our parties and factions to fight against appointments we would object to, but not always to win this.

Whether we choose to be aware of it or not, every vote we cast or do not cast determines our representation in the courts.  This is a process in which there are and will be winners and losers.  There are always more elections, and no judge shall live forever.  Such is the system called America which we all agree to live by as citizens.___

2015-06-27 14:00:23 (62 comments, 22 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

U.S. Gay Marriage FAQ

With gay marriage now legal in all 50-states of the United States, some people may have questions. Here are some answers:

1) Do I Have to Get Gay Married Now?

No. You do not. Ever. Unless you want to.

2) Won't This Lead to Polygamy?

Not likely. SCOTUS ruled that same-sex couples deserve the same Due Process and Equal Protection rights as opposite-sex couples, interracial couples, etc... Their ruling requires only that the right of two consenting adults to marry not be limited by race, gender, sexuality, creed, etc... Subsequently, were a state to legalize Polygamy, they could not discriminate between one straight man marrying two straight women, one bi man marrying one straight woman and one gay man, one lesbian marrying two others, etc... However, as long as no one can enjoy the... more »

U.S. Gay Marriage FAQ

With gay marriage now legal in all 50-states of the United States, some people may have questions. Here are some answers:

1) Do I Have to Get Gay Married Now?

No. You do not. Ever. Unless you want to.

2) Won't This Lead to Polygamy?

Not likely. SCOTUS ruled that same-sex couples deserve the same Due Process and Equal Protection rights as opposite-sex couples, interracial couples, etc... Their ruling requires only that the right of two consenting adults to marry not be limited by race, gender, sexuality, creed, etc... Subsequently, were a state to legalize Polygamy, they could not discriminate between one straight man marrying two straight women, one bi man marrying one straight woman and one gay man, one lesbian marrying two others, etc... However, as long as no one can enjoy the benefits of Polygamy (i.e. as long as it is equally illegal for everyone), Polygamy needn't be legalized.

3) Won't This Lead to People Marrying Animals?

sigh

No. No it won't. Because animals aren't people, cannot consent, and do not have Constitutional protections like the right to marry. Does that answer your question, Mister Santorum?

4) How Will This Affect My Straight Marriage and Family?

It won't. Unless maybe you're in denial about being in the closet, and this gives you the courage to come out.

5) Won't It Violate My Religious Rights to Have to Treat Gays as Equals?

No, it really, really won't. But don't worry, I'm sure you'll find some way to still treat them as lesser beings if you try hard enough.___

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2015-06-26 18:25:20 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-26 18:00:11 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours!"... Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free." - Andrew Shepard,   The American President

"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours!"... Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free." - Andrew Shepard,   The American President___

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2015-06-26 15:50:27 (46 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Authentic Texas Barbecue, anyone?

Update: If he does go through with it, maybe this guy can pull him out at the last moment...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HX5-ulcdXc

Authentic Texas Barbecue, anyone?

Update: If he does go through with it, maybe this guy can pull him out at the last moment...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HX5-ulcdXc___

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2015-06-26 15:00:05 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

"But gay marriage is coming to America first and foremost because marriage here is a secular concern, not a religious one. The objection to gay marriage is almost invariably biblical, but nobody's legal vows in this country are defined by interpretation of biblical verse - or at least, not since the Supreme Court stood up for Richard and Mildred Loving. A church wedding ceremony is a nice thing, but it is neither required for legal marriage in America nor does it constitute legal marriage in America. What constitutes legal marriage in this country is that critical piece of paper that you and your betrothed must sign and then register with the state. The morality of your marriage may indeed rest between you and God, but it's that civic and secular paperwork which makes your vows official here on earth. Ultimately, then, it is the business of America's courts, not America's churches,... more »

"But gay marriage is coming to America first and foremost because marriage here is a secular concern, not a religious one. The objection to gay marriage is almost invariably biblical, but nobody's legal vows in this country are defined by interpretation of biblical verse - or at least, not since the Supreme Court stood up for Richard and Mildred Loving. A church wedding ceremony is a nice thing, but it is neither required for legal marriage in America nor does it constitute legal marriage in America. What constitutes legal marriage in this country is that critical piece of paper that you and your betrothed must sign and then register with the state. The morality of your marriage may indeed rest between you and God, but it's that civic and secular paperwork which makes your vows official here on earth. Ultimately, then, it is the business of America's courts, not America's churches, to decide the rules of matrimonial law, and it is in those courts that the same-sex marriage debate will finally be settled." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one." - James Carville

#MarriageEquality   #LoveisLove   #SCOTUS  ___

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2015-06-26 14:09:18 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

BREAKING: SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage

#MarriageEquality #LoveisLove

BREAKING: SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage

#MarriageEquality #LoveisLove___

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2015-06-26 00:15:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Richard Arnold​!

Happy birthday, +Richard Arnold​!___

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2015-06-25 23:10:38 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

French Taxi Drivers Bring French Cities to a Halt Protesting Uber

Uber isn't just having problems in the U.S. recently, but also abroad in France where taxi drivers are protesting the entry of unlicensed Uber Drivers into the transportation market. Given the outrageous costs of licensing in France ($200K+) for this kind of service, their outrage is understandable, though might in this case be better directed against the crippling effects of such cartelized industry.

#Uber #RideSharing

French Taxi Drivers Bring French Cities to a Halt Protesting Uber

Uber isn't just having problems in the U.S. recently, but also abroad in France where taxi drivers are protesting the entry of unlicensed Uber Drivers into the transportation market. Given the outrageous costs of licensing in France ($200K+) for this kind of service, their outrage is understandable, though might in this case be better directed against the crippling effects of such cartelized industry.

#Uber #RideSharing___

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2015-06-25 01:20:16 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Will Google Music's Free Option Solve the 'Spotify Problem'?

This article answered one of my questions about Google Music's free tier: how much do the artists get paid? The article suggests $2.30 per thousand listens. This looks a sight better than Spotify, where Portishead famously made just $2500 for 34-million streams. Assuming stream and listen are the same, at $2.30 per thousand listens, Portishead would have reported about $78,200 for 34mn listens. By the end of the year that rises to $2.50, meaning Portishead would have made as much on one million listens on Google Play as thirty-four million on Spotify.

The music industry is reaching a precipice: while existing successful artists can continue to do well, new artists are finding it harder to break into profit, especially if they remain Independent of major labels. While the $.99 iTunes single model... more »

Will Google Music's Free Option Solve the 'Spotify Problem'?

This article answered one of my questions about Google Music's free tier: how much do the artists get paid? The article suggests $2.30 per thousand listens. This looks a sight better than Spotify, where Portishead famously made just $2500 for 34-million streams. Assuming stream and listen are the same, at $2.30 per thousand listens, Portishead would have reported about $78,200 for 34mn listens. By the end of the year that rises to $2.50, meaning Portishead would have made as much on one million listens on Google Play as thirty-four million on Spotify.

The music industry is reaching a precipice: while existing successful artists can continue to do well, new artists are finding it harder to break into profit, especially if they remain Independent of major labels. While the $.99 iTunes single model did its part to devastate their margins, it now looks like a godsend next to some of the extremely popular free options out there, which the industry itself has allowed.

How do we solve this problem? In the old days, music was enjoyed primarily one of two ways: either one bought a copy (or listened to bought copies with friends, family, etc...), or one listened to radio. Radio stations play a subset of available music, saving on the licensing costs by volume, subsidized by advertising. Yet, as user expectations have changed, we have come to expect a more intelligent, mobile, 21st Century upgrade to the old radio model.

While Spotify offers such a model, it arguably gives away too much, costs too little, and is struggling to monetize the product sufficiently (referring only to their free tier, not their subscription tiers necessarily). Google's answer, while still giving users abundant access to free music, doesn't give away 'The Keys to the Kingdom'.

Being honest, as well, Google clearly has a core competence advantage over Spotify in targeted internet advertising. By combining this with their vast knowledge of their user base across products, and knowing what you listen to (and are listening to now), they are more likely to solve the monetization problem. If successful, this might well emerge as the premiere model for a free streaming music service. It might even help turn around the decline of the music industry's profitability.___

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2015-06-24 22:53:45 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Uber Banned From FLL Pickups in Broward

Uber, which recently suffered a blow in Florida as their drivers were classified 'Employees' by the state, has suffered another blow, this time in Broward County.

County Commissioners have banned Uber (and Lyft) from picking up customers at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL) Airport.

The companies have failed to acquire necessary county licensing, provide necessary information on their drivers, and drivers likewise have failed to obtain licensing, certification, insurance, and to pay required fees (and follow protocol) for retrieving airport passengers.

Far from the outdated laws these companies often complain about, Broward alone of the Tricounty Area of South Florida has adopted laws specifically to accommodate and regulate these new types of services.

Uber has objected to these rules... more »

Uber Banned From FLL Pickups in Broward

Uber, which recently suffered a blow in Florida as their drivers were classified 'Employees' by the state, has suffered another blow, this time in Broward County.

County Commissioners have banned Uber (and Lyft) from picking up customers at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL) Airport.

The companies have failed to acquire necessary county licensing, provide necessary information on their drivers, and drivers likewise have failed to obtain licensing, certification, insurance, and to pay required fees (and follow protocol) for retrieving airport passengers.

Far from the outdated laws these companies often complain about, Broward alone of the Tricounty Area of South Florida has adopted laws specifically to accommodate and regulate these new types of services.

Uber has objected to these rules so strenuously they, rather hollowly, once threatened to pull out if the rules were adopted. They are still here, and after trying for some time to just ignore the rules, they have now agreed to comply upon the very real threat of litigation.

While Uber and Lyft can rightly boast a new and convenient transportation business model, their apparent indifference and even outright hostility to local regulations, and apparent use of 'stalling tactics', has won them few friends on the Commission, and no doubt harmed their entry into the South Florida market.___

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2015-06-24 19:47:07 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Getty Blames Google for Their SEO Problem
Stock Image Site Apparently Oblivious to Competing Sites

h/ +Mark Traphagen​

Getty Blames Google for Their SEO Problem
Stock Image Site Apparently Oblivious to Competing Sites

h/ +Mark Traphagen​___

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2015-06-24 13:55:06 (35 comments, 10 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

This is the perfect microcosm of Apple’s and Google’s value differences. In Apple’s world, there’s a single radio station the whole world will listen to; in Google’s, everyone wants different things, and with perfect data it can deliver it to you automatically. In both cases, though, they want everyone listening to music, and they’re going to pay artists for it.

That sounds like something Taylor Swift, arbiter of the music industry, would be okay with.

This is the perfect microcosm of Apple’s and Google’s value differences. In Apple’s world, there’s a single radio station the whole world will listen to; in Google’s, everyone wants different things, and with perfect data it can deliver it to you automatically. In both cases, though, they want everyone listening to music, and they’re going to pay artists for it.

That sounds like something Taylor Swift, arbiter of the music industry, would be okay with.___

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2015-06-24 02:26:21 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Your Church May Be Using Facial Recognition Tech!
'Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sinned.' 'We Already Knew That.'

Whoa. How ironically 'Mark of the Beast'-ish is that? As I'm quite certain I've not stepped foot in any of the Churches using this, and certainly haven't enrolled my facial image in such a program, this is a creepy reminder that even 'Houses of God' aren't always the safe havens they profess to be. As a tool for controlling Congregants (monitoring them for in-group compliance and using enforcement and reinforcement techniques where desirable), this would be creepy enough.

As a tool for preemptive judgment, it is even creepier. One of the Churches involved used the program to identify sex offenders. On the one hand, obviously if they were in certain capacities this might make sense (working with children, for... more »

Your Church May Be Using Facial Recognition Tech!
'Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sinned.' 'We Already Knew That.'

Whoa. How ironically 'Mark of the Beast'-ish is that? As I'm quite certain I've not stepped foot in any of the Churches using this, and certainly haven't enrolled my facial image in such a program, this is a creepy reminder that even 'Houses of God' aren't always the safe havens they profess to be. As a tool for controlling Congregants (monitoring them for in-group compliance and using enforcement and reinforcement techniques where desirable), this would be creepy enough.

As a tool for preemptive judgment, it is even creepier. One of the Churches involved used the program to identify sex offenders. On the one hand, obviously if they were in certain capacities this might make sense (working with children, for example). On the other hand, what if these were normal churchgoers seeking some sense of religious forgiveness and chance for redemption? Isn't forgiveness a message most Churches teach, that even when no one else will forgive you, forgiveness is still attainable along with redemption? Proactive ejection of the very people seeking forgiveness is hardly a welcoming message, and risks making a literal reality of the United Church of Christ's depiction of modern Churches as guarded by bouncers prejudging who may enter.___

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2015-06-24 00:40:26 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For the Charleston Shooting to be an accident requires 3 things:

1) Not intending the act.
2) Making a legitimate mistake.

...wait, what was that third thing again? Uh... Department of Commerce?

For the Charleston Shooting to be an accident requires 3 things:

1) Not intending the act.
2) Making a legitimate mistake.

...wait, what was that third thing again? Uh... Department of Commerce?___

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2015-06-23 22:20:11 (44 comments, 10 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Ex Appler Rips Company for 'Arrogant' Music Launch

Former Apple employee Brian Lawley thinks Apple blew the launch of Apple Music by being arrogant, and outdated. On the one hand, as he points out, trying not to pay artists during the free trial period was just greedy. Everyone else in the industry pays artists during free trial periods, and they're the richest company on Earth so trying to stiff artists was truly inexplicably greedy.

At the same time, he thinks iTunes is arcane, and is a Google Music user in part for its cross-platform ability to run even in a browser. No messy software to install.

Do you agree with him?

Ex Appler Rips Company for 'Arrogant' Music Launch

Former Apple employee Brian Lawley thinks Apple blew the launch of Apple Music by being arrogant, and outdated. On the one hand, as he points out, trying not to pay artists during the free trial period was just greedy. Everyone else in the industry pays artists during free trial periods, and they're the richest company on Earth so trying to stiff artists was truly inexplicably greedy.

At the same time, he thinks iTunes is arcane, and is a Google Music user in part for its cross-platform ability to run even in a browser. No messy software to install.

Do you agree with him?___

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2015-06-23 21:35:15 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Christopher Bajor​!

Happy birthday, +Christopher Bajor​!___

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2015-06-23 14:15:13 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

I won't belabor the point that the Disconnect folks are barking up the wrong tree here, although I would like a little cheese with that whine (and I say this as a Disconnect Extension user). But the article references 'Ghostery Ad Control' app as an example of Google allowing an app that interferes with other apps being allowed in the Play Store.

Small problem: I can't find this alleged app anywhere in the Play Store. I see a Ghostery Privacy Browser, but this clearly is self-contained and does not interfere with other apps as Disconnect does.

So was this alleged app blocked some time ago, or did Google just block it after the complaint was filed in order to keep their enforcement policy consistent?

Anyone have the answer to this?

I won't belabor the point that the Disconnect folks are barking up the wrong tree here, although I would like a little cheese with that whine (and I say this as a Disconnect Extension user). But the article references 'Ghostery Ad Control' app as an example of Google allowing an app that interferes with other apps being allowed in the Play Store.

Small problem: I can't find this alleged app anywhere in the Play Store. I see a Ghostery Privacy Browser, but this clearly is self-contained and does not interfere with other apps as Disconnect does.

So was this alleged app blocked some time ago, or did Google just block it after the complaint was filed in order to keep their enforcement policy consistent?

Anyone have the answer to this?___

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2015-06-23 00:31:40 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Walmart to Remove All Confederate Flag Items

Walmart to Remove All Confederate Flag Items___

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2015-06-23 00:17:46 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Google Notifications now lets you choose which Google services to receive Notifications from. I can't confirm seeing YouTube as an option yet, but Google+ and Google Photos are both on my list of options.

I prefer the idea of a centralized Google Notifications system like this (which is obviously redundant on mobile), and I wonder if they might eventually open up the system to 3rd party apps.

Control which notifications you see under the bell icon - Google+, YouTube, or Google Photos

Three easy steps to select which notifications you want to see - the settings apply everywhere.

1. Click the bell icon
2. Click the gear on the upper left
3. Select which products you would like to see notifications for

Note: if you un-check any of those boxes, you will loose those notifications, and you won't see them listed under "previously read".

Disabling notifications under the bell should not change your email notification settings.

(h/t +Luiz Fernando for spotting this!)___Google Notifications now lets you choose which Google services to receive Notifications from. I can't confirm seeing YouTube as an option yet, but Google+ and Google Photos are both on my list of options.

I prefer the idea of a centralized Google Notifications system like this (which is obviously redundant on mobile), and I wonder if they might eventually open up the system to 3rd party apps.

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2015-06-23 00:10:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Thomas Rosenstand​!

Happy birthday, +Thomas Rosenstand​!___

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2015-06-22 21:33:34 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

South Carolina Governor Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag

South Carolina Governor Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag___

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2015-06-22 02:32:44 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

History repeats itself.

Deja Vu___History repeats itself.

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2015-06-22 00:41:01 (32 comments, 23 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Google to Disrupt the App Ecosystem?

Not resting on their laurels, Google may be trying to disrupt the very app store model they've helped to pioneer with their acquisition of Agawi, which allows apps to be 'streamed' from the web.

One obvious use for this would be to enable app 'previewing', allowing users to demo an app without installing it, but I believe there may be another reason: mobile Search.

Recently, Google began including deep linked Search results from apps you don't have installed. This is obviously meant to both deliver more relevant mobile Search results and to encourage app downloads. There is one problem, however: it's an all-or-nothing binary choice, which disrupts the Searching process with an install prompt from the app store. Install the app before opening the result... or don't and go straight to a web result... more »

Google to Disrupt the App Ecosystem?

Not resting on their laurels, Google may be trying to disrupt the very app store model they've helped to pioneer with their acquisition of Agawi, which allows apps to be 'streamed' from the web.

One obvious use for this would be to enable app 'previewing', allowing users to demo an app without installing it, but I believe there may be another reason: mobile Search.

Recently, Google began including deep linked Search results from apps you don't have installed. This is obviously meant to both deliver more relevant mobile Search results and to encourage app downloads. There is one problem, however: it's an all-or-nothing binary choice, which disrupts the Searching process with an install prompt from the app store. Install the app before opening the result... or don't and go straight to a web result instead.

What if, instead, you could 'stream' the result inside the app without installing it? On the one hand, this would expand your available app ecosystem for opening Search results almost infinitely. Just want to use the app once, without committing to installing it? No problem. Want to see the app 'in action' with a relevant Search result before adding it to your app collection? Go for it! Want to install the app later but not yet? You can do that and still use the app right now!

This could make the app ecosystem more like the web, where the end user can benefit from thousands (eventually millions) of apps while having only a few installed at most, much as one needn't install every website one visits.

In addition, while not currently possible, Agawi's technology might eventually work with iOS, giving Google the same power to enhance their iOS Search experience. While iOS apps may only be installable from the App Store, which Apple controls entirely, there is no obvious reason an iOS app couldn't be streamed. This could even open a new channel for app advertising within Google Search: paid advertising to convert these 'streaming app' users to app downloaders.

Agawi could, in effect, help Google bridge the great disconnect between the web, with its unbounded ecosystem of sites between which users may move fluidly, and the app ecosystem, which historically has been more siloed.___

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2015-06-20 17:38:20 (55 comments, 9 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

The reason a certain kind of person loves talking about "mental illness" is to draw attention to the big bold scary exceptional crimes and treat them as exceptions. It's to distract from the fact that the worst crimes in history were committed by people just doing their jobs–cops enforcing the law, soldiers following orders, bureaucrats signing paperwork. That if we define "sanity" as going along to get along with what's “normal” in the society around you, then for most of history the sane thing has been to aid and abet monstrous evil.

We love to talk about individuals' mental illness so we can avoid talking about the biggest, scariest problem of all–societal illness. That the danger isn't any one person's madness, but that the world we live in is mad.

After all, there's no pill for that.

The reason a certain kind of person loves talking about "mental illness" is to draw attention to the big bold scary exceptional crimes and treat them as exceptions. It's to distract from the fact that the worst crimes in history were committed by people just doing their jobs–cops enforcing the law, soldiers following orders, bureaucrats signing paperwork. That if we define "sanity" as going along to get along with what's “normal” in the society around you, then for most of history the sane thing has been to aid and abet monstrous evil.

We love to talk about individuals' mental illness so we can avoid talking about the biggest, scariest problem of all–societal illness. That the danger isn't any one person's madness, but that the world we live in is mad.

After all, there's no pill for that.___

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2015-06-19 22:25:03 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

I was surprised but proud of Jon Stewart for his response to the terrorist attack (I'm joining him in calling it what it was) in South Carolina.

I wish this was just one madman. If the culture of hatred manifested in the overt celebration of a racist history were absent in his part of the country, perhaps it could be dismissed so. I am, in my own way, a child of the South. I am proud of many things about the South: culture, art, architecture, food, etc...

I see nothing of pride in a history of slavery and traitorous rebellion, however. Jefferson Davis was no hero. Abraham Lincoln was, and I thank the forces of history that he helped rescue the very soul of the South from the monstrosity of human trafficking we call slavery. When every red blooded southern man says the same, then perhaps the wounds of that legacy will fully and finally heal.

I was surprised but proud of Jon Stewart for his response to the terrorist attack (I'm joining him in calling it what it was) in South Carolina.

I wish this was just one madman. If the culture of hatred manifested in the overt celebration of a racist history were absent in his part of the country, perhaps it could be dismissed so. I am, in my own way, a child of the South. I am proud of many things about the South: culture, art, architecture, food, etc...

I see nothing of pride in a history of slavery and traitorous rebellion, however. Jefferson Davis was no hero. Abraham Lincoln was, and I thank the forces of history that he helped rescue the very soul of the South from the monstrosity of human trafficking we call slavery. When every red blooded southern man says the same, then perhaps the wounds of that legacy will fully and finally heal.___

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2015-06-19 21:35:37 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Facebook Adds Authorship

Google may have given up on Authorship Markup, but Facebook it appears thinks they can do a better job of it. (They're probably/maybe right.)

Now, content creators can use Markup to enable easy Facebook Following, and Discovery of other personal content linked to your profile.

For those who don't remember, or may have forgotten, Google+ attempted this same experiment early on, trying to tie Authorship to Google+ Profiles in Search. They never solved the riddle effectively and eventually gave up.

Facebook's version isn't tied to a Search Engine (yet), but with their greater user base they have a better shot of making this work, at least as a social feature.

I believe this also ups the stakes in the 'Will Google Acquire Twitter' Speculation Game. While Google+ may have failed to reach the kind of... more »

Facebook Adds Authorship

Google may have given up on Authorship Markup, but Facebook it appears thinks they can do a better job of it. (They're probably/maybe right.)

Now, content creators can use Markup to enable easy Facebook Following, and Discovery of other personal content linked to your profile.

For those who don't remember, or may have forgotten, Google+ attempted this same experiment early on, trying to tie Authorship to Google+ Profiles in Search. They never solved the riddle effectively and eventually gave up.

Facebook's version isn't tied to a Search Engine (yet), but with their greater user base they have a better shot of making this work, at least as a social feature.

I believe this also ups the stakes in the 'Will Google Acquire Twitter' Speculation Game. While Google+ may have failed to reach the kind of ubiquity necessary for this feature to work, Twitter is extremely popular with content creators and could provide a more suitable base.

Whether this feature succeeds where Google failed will only be known as we see adoption rates, but for now an early adopter strategy is most likely to bring benefits even if the feature is eventually folded.

Facebook has also added support for Publisher Markup, bringing them to parity with Google, which has supported this for some time (even discontinuing Authorship). Here the two may be closer to parity in their respective datasets.___

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2015-06-19 20:31:12 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

RIP Fire Phone: A Requiem

I missed this by a day, but 'Happy Belated Tailspin Day, Amazon Fire Phone!'.  It isn't often I can predict the failure of a product from its earliest rumor stages correctly, but Fire Phone felt like a failure from the concept onwards.  They never built the sort of ecosystem smartphone users demand, even though their content ecosystem is perfectly fine for many tablet users.

Yet their worst mistake was going 'Premium Exclusive'.  For a company celebrated for cutthroat (at times questionably legal) pricing, and 'Shop Everywhere' ubiquity, going high end with AT&T was a peculiar gamble, their faded iPhone glory notwithstanding.

For any talk of a 'Fire Phone 2', the reality is that Amazon is probably out of the game, or so hopelessly behind they might as well be.  Perhaps this miss will be crucial, asit ... more »

RIP Fire Phone: A Requiem

I missed this by a day, but 'Happy Belated Tailspin Day, Amazon Fire Phone!'.  It isn't often I can predict the failure of a product from its earliest rumor stages correctly, but Fire Phone felt like a failure from the concept onwards.  They never built the sort of ecosystem smartphone users demand, even though their content ecosystem is perfectly fine for many tablet users.

Yet their worst mistake was going 'Premium Exclusive'.  For a company celebrated for cutthroat (at times questionably legal) pricing, and 'Shop Everywhere' ubiquity, going high end with AT&T was a peculiar gamble, their faded iPhone glory notwithstanding.

For any talk of a 'Fire Phone 2', the reality is that Amazon is probably out of the game, or so hopelessly behind they might as well be.  Perhaps this miss will be crucial, as it could allow Google and Apple, with their platform search dominance, to eat away at them, either undermining them directly or inserting themselves between Searchers and Amazon in a way that will cause the retail giant to pay more for advertising and attention.

For better or worse, Amazon likely won't make much of a splash in this market directly.  This may also hinder adoption of other Amazon ecosystem products like the experimental Echo, if Google or Apple or both can simply release a version more integrated with their platform.___

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2015-06-19 20:01:36 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Privacy Scorecard: Google and Twitter Slip, WhatsApp Abysmal

In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest privacy report on tech privacy, there has been some shift in the ranks.  Google and Twitter, usually industry leaders, have lost one and two points respectively, in both cases for failing to commit to reveal subject data requests after a gag order has been lifted (i.e. when informing the subject of the request becomes legal), and in Google's case for being less transparent about the full extent of their data retention.  The former, at least, should be easily remedied and hopefully will be.

Both shone compared with Facebook's WhatsApp, which despite boasts of privacy protection has failed to make essentially even the most basic commitments to protection or transparency, even as far as requiring warrants for data requests.  Given its wide adoption inde... more »

Privacy Scorecard: Google and Twitter Slip, WhatsApp Abysmal

In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest privacy report on tech privacy, there has been some shift in the ranks.  Google and Twitter, usually industry leaders, have lost one and two points respectively, in both cases for failing to commit to reveal subject data requests after a gag order has been lifted (i.e. when informing the subject of the request becomes legal), and in Google's case for being less transparent about the full extent of their data retention.  The former, at least, should be easily remedied and hopefully will be.

Both shone compared with Facebook's WhatsApp, which despite boasts of privacy protection has failed to make essentially even the most basic commitments to protection or transparency, even as far as requiring warrants for data requests.  Given its wide adoption in developing markets, some of which urgently need protection for official surveillance, this is disappointing in the extreme.  In fact, WhatsApp fared as poorly as industry dinosaurs Verizon and AT&T.

Apple and Dropbox, to their credit, scored Perfect Scores, though not for any of the red herring reasons Tim Cook has been fond to point out (like user tracking and targeted ads, both of which Apple also does even if it represents a smaller share of their business).  Kudos to these companies for putting their money where their mouth is.___

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2015-06-17 23:01:17 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Lessons Hillary Learned About Social Media

Whether you support Hillary Clinton, oppose her, or haven't decided, her political story from 2008-2015 is instructive on the value of social media and how to build an engaging social media campaign.

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was handily stomped on social media by candidate Barack Obama, whom as we know sailed to victory.  Fast forward to today, 2015 and the early days of the 2016 Presidential Primaries and the story is very different.

Clinton is now leading the pack of both fields in social media.  Her initial announcement Tweet and video went wildly viral, and her formal announcement speech has crushed it on social media, driving her approval ratings back up to levels eclipsing her rivals.  Her speech was virtually penned for social media, in fact, a veritable orgy of YouTube clips and Tweets waiting to happen.... more »

Lessons Hillary Learned About Social Media

Whether you support Hillary Clinton, oppose her, or haven't decided, her political story from 2008-2015 is instructive on the value of social media and how to build an engaging social media campaign.

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was handily stomped on social media by candidate Barack Obama, whom as we know sailed to victory.  Fast forward to today, 2015 and the early days of the 2016 Presidential Primaries and the story is very different.

Clinton is now leading the pack of both fields in social media.  Her initial announcement Tweet and video went wildly viral, and her formal announcement speech has crushed it on social media, driving her approval ratings back up to levels eclipsing her rivals.  Her speech was virtually penned for social media, in fact, a veritable orgy of YouTube clips and Tweets waiting to happen.

In fact, only one announced candidate comes even close, but for reasons decidedly unlikely to give his approval ratings a bump: Donald Trump.  Hillary's rebound, in contrast, disproves the idea that the sentiment she generates on social media is largely negative.  Instead, it suggests a campaign that is achieving its desired goal of positive sentiment and increased media reach.

Jeb Bush, by contrast, barely beat Mike Huckabee.  Speaking anecdotally, having watched both speeches, I believe this to be a function of a heavily negative and narrow 'launch message'.

Whereas Hillary's speech was inclusive of nearly every group (slighting, perhaps, only the 25 Richest Hedge Fund Managers in any real way), generating a flurry of interest-group specific media and engendering warm feelings, Bush's launch repeatedly slammed various opposing political groups, however softly.

For example, while it is Red Meat for the Pro Life base to mention the Little Sisters of the Poor, it came off as an attack on both beneficiaries of Obamacare and Pro Choice Groups (as well as Secularists).  Naturally, one might say the same of Clinton mentioning women's reproductive rights being Red Meat for her base, but there the message is phrased in the positive as inclusive  of all women (i.e. "Choice"), while the former is limited to a particular worldview that doesn't believe this should be a right.

To be clear, I am not stating my own views on the issue, but merely pointing out how the one message is "inclusive" of a key voting group, extending a "Right" to women while not forcing them to make use of it, while the other message is "exclusive", honoring only the wishes of one group of women.

None of this means Clinton will win on the strength of social media alone.  If it worked that way, the Republicans would have nominated Ron Paul in 2012.  However, as Presidential elections are now decided more by the turnout of key party groups than by winning the vanishing number of "swing voters" (who don't really swing anything anymore, and are merely unaffiliated), inclusive messages that target whole groups can be critical to a narrow victory or narrow defeat.  The Democratic message is more inclusive, especially of new Ascendant Voter Groups they're winning like Hispanics, African Americans, the young, and LGBTQ communities.

More broadly speaking, her success now against her earlier failures teach positive lessons about social media marketing in general:

1) Do it.
2) Inclusive, Positive, "Warm" Messaging Sells (and Goes Viral)
3) Be human... or learn to fake it.___

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2015-06-17 16:46:47 (90 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

California to Uber: Your Drivers Are Employees, Deal with It

Sorry, Uber, I have to agree with California on this. Your employees are employees, not Independent Contractors. You wouldn't actually want them to be IC's, because then your service simply wouldn't be reliable enough to count on in-a-pinch.

Don't feel too bad, *Fedex (corrected) tried to make the same argument, that they were just a logistics company connecting customers with shipping needs to delivery drivers, but like yourselves they couldn't be both a neutral intermediary and guarantee a quality of service and brand consistency to challenge established players.

The 'Uber Model' is truly disruptive in many ways, a 21st Century transportation company to rival traditional services for sure, but I sympathize with their competitors in the taxi industry who have complained, and... more »

California to Uber: Your Drivers Are Employees, Deal with It

Sorry, Uber, I have to agree with California on this. Your employees are employees, not Independent Contractors. You wouldn't actually want them to be IC's, because then your service simply wouldn't be reliable enough to count on in-a-pinch.

Don't feel too bad, *Fedex (corrected) tried to make the same argument, that they were just a logistics company connecting customers with shipping needs to delivery drivers, but like yourselves they couldn't be both a neutral intermediary and guarantee a quality of service and brand consistency to challenge established players.

The 'Uber Model' is truly disruptive in many ways, a 21st Century transportation company to rival traditional services for sure, but I sympathize with their competitors in the taxi industry who have complained, and rightly so, that Uber has been cheating by underpaying their drivers through this misclassification of them as IC's.___

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2015-06-17 14:15:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Stephen Colbert Announces Donald Trump's Announcement

Stephen Colbert Announces Donald Trump's Announcement___

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2015-06-17 00:18:57 (41 comments, 8 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

If you're not using this app, you're really missing out. I haven't paid a dime of my own money in the Play Store since I downloaded it and I still have enough in my balance for quite a few big expenses or a whole lot of little ones.

If you're not using this app, you're really missing out. I haven't paid a dime of my own money in the Play Store since I downloaded it and I still have enough in my balance for quite a few big expenses or a whole lot of little ones.___

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2015-06-16 16:55:33 (83 comments, 12 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

If you were forced to choose between Google and Apple, which would you choose?

If you were forced to choose between Google and Apple, which would you choose?___

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2015-06-16 16:15:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor___

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2015-06-16 00:37:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Swapnil Bhartiya​!

Happy birthday, +Swapnil Bhartiya​!___

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2015-06-16 00:10:06 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I think this means humanity has reached 'The End of the Internet'.

Good job, everyone!  It took many long years, but we finally made it.  Nothing more to see.  Take 5 and smoke if you got 'em.

I think this means humanity has reached 'The End of the Internet'.

Good job, everyone!  It took many long years, but we finally made it.  Nothing more to see.  Take 5 and smoke if you got 'em.___

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2015-06-15 20:15:10 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Bing to Go 'Not Provided'

With Bing joining Google in the HTTPS Search game, the world of 'Not Provided' Keyword data will now simply be 'The Way Things Are'. Unlike many of my fellow SEO's and internet marketers, I won't miss them.  They reduced web marketing to almost too-much of a science, putting aside that they really did compromise user privacy.

Of course, much of this data will still be available via various tools, if only in the aggregate, and effective onsite Search can also help replace some of the need for this referral data, but the art of marketing will have to make something of a comeback.

#SEO

Bing to Go 'Not Provided'

With Bing joining Google in the HTTPS Search game, the world of 'Not Provided' Keyword data will now simply be 'The Way Things Are'. Unlike many of my fellow SEO's and internet marketers, I won't miss them.  They reduced web marketing to almost too-much of a science, putting aside that they really did compromise user privacy.

Of course, much of this data will still be available via various tools, if only in the aggregate, and effective onsite Search can also help replace some of the need for this referral data, but the art of marketing will have to make something of a comeback.

#SEO___

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