Sunday, January 26, 2014

7 Point Checklist to Dominate Your Personal Brand Using Google Plus As you build out your online presence...

7 Point Checklist to Dominate Your Personal Brand Using Google Plus

As you build out your online presence, adding Google+ is a key component to your marketing strategy.

Not only will it assist in improving website and blog traffic flow, but will allow you to dominate your personal brand by using Google Plus as the rocket fuel!

Google+ TIP

Pay attention to your ripples! Ripples are a Google+ feature that allows you to measure how your content is connecting with your audience.

On each post, click on the drop down menu and choose "Ripples" to see who is sharing your content and how far the reach on that particular post actually was.

The value here is in making personal connections with those sharing your content. Seek them out and thank them. Taking the time to reach out and connect shows how much you value those that assist in spreading your message.

Read all seven tips here: http://ift.tt/15Iu2bQ

#googleplustips   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing  


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This Spacesuit for Exploring Mars Is a Form-Fitting Math Problem | Wired Design | Wired.com




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Self Confidence = Repetition, Repetition, Repetition Have you guys watched this? I think it may have...

Self Confidence = Repetition, Repetition, Repetition

Have you guys watched this? I think it may have changed my life a little...

(No more words needed - watch it, thank me later.)

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Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched...

Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched.


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Friday, January 24, 2014

What is up with G+ today?!  No messages in my stream (asking me to make a first post to get the conversation...

What is up with G+ today?!  No messages in my stream (asking me to make a first post to get the conversation rolling), slow or no loading on pages, constant "There was a problem completing this action.  Please try again.", and the list goes on.  It is 100% useless today so far!

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In answer to a question from +Peter Hollens - what folk songs would you like to hear (or something very...

In answer to a question from +Peter Hollens - what folk songs would you like to hear (or something very close to that)!

Pretty much anything by Gordon Lightfoot.  Like "Sundown", "If you could read my mind"

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Through to many errors the Seahawks are the NFC champs. I am stoked to see a Broncos vs Seahawks Super...

Through to many errors the Seahawks are the NFC champs. I am stoked to see a Broncos vs Seahawks Super Bowl in 2 weeks! 

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

If only this would work on Robin. And holy crap I need a lightsaber nightlight!  FOR EVERY ROOM OF ...

If only this would work on Robin.

And holy crap I need a lightsaber nightlight!  FOR EVERY ROOM OF MY HOUSE.

#starwars   #parenting  


PS Anyone else think, "Hey, you can't put a baby to bed in a wig, that's a SIDS risk!"?

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"...while light of any wavelength might slow down instantaneously in a medium, anything with mass won't...

"...while light of any wavelength might slow down instantaneously in a medium, anything with mass won’t. So if you’re moving at 80%, 90%, or 99.9999% the speed of light-in-vacuum and then you transition into water all of a sudden, you’ll find yourself moving faster than the speed of light in that new medium! And if that’s the case, something remarkable happens.

When a charged particle moving slower than the speed of light-in-vacuum enters a medium where it’s moving faster than light in that medium, it polarizes the surrounding molecules as it passes them. The excited molecules quickly drop back down to their ground state, emitting a very special type of radiation known as Čerenkov radiation, which shows up as a characteristic blue glow in, for example, the nuclear reactor shown above."


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14, 2014 Quote of the Day "A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice." – Edgar Watson...

January 14, 2014
Quote of the Day

"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
– Edgar Watson Howe

About Edgar Watson Howe
Pithy American newspaperman Edgar Watson Howe was known as the "Sage of Potato Hill." He was born in Indiana in 1853. He learned the printing trade at his father's shop. He left home at age 14 and by age 18, he was editing a local paper in Colorado. In 1877, he established the Atchison, Kansas, Daily Globe. He also wrote fiction; his most successful novel, The Story of a Country Town, was a bleak portrayal of life on the prairie. He died in October 1937.

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How to build quality circles Circle sharing is getting a bad reputation these days, mainly because ...

How to build quality circles

Circle sharing is getting a bad reputation these days, mainly because of the "+1 and reshare to get into this circle" phenomenon.

If you run such a circle, consider removing this criteria. It attracts a lot of spammers, and you don't want that?

Instead, take a look at a set of rules I have come up with for adding profiles with higher quality:

Profile completely filled out
No ifs or buts. The profiles in your circle will often be used by new people on G+, and we all need to know exactly who we add. And generally, spammers do not take the time to fill out their profiles!
Example: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StephanHovnanian/about

Profile picture of the person
Not their kid or pet. And not a company logo. I am talking about profiles here, not pages.

Coverphoto changed
May sound unnecessary, but as this will serve as examples for beginners, I want it all to be correct. It also gives you another possibility to learn to know the person behind the profile.

Posting frequency
Latest post should not be older than 7 days. This means that no inactive profiles end up in your circle.

High ratio of own content to resharing
Minimum 60%-40%. Meaning that for every 10 posts, minimum 6 should be original posts, not reshares. Why go for the resharers when you can go one step up and find the original content?

No memesharers or profiles that just shares tons of photos
If the photos are their own, it is good. But people that just steal other peoples pictures and post the are just content hoarders. It has nothing to do with real content. It is ok if someone posts a picture or meme now and then. But the photographer should always be credited!

No profiles that has a high count of circle sharing
If someone spend most of their time sharing circles, what is there to interact with? Google+ is all about interaction, not how many followers you have.

Only make circles with specific themes
You should have a reason for making a circle. And keep it small so that you have the time to maintain it. If you want photography, add 50-100 photographers in a circle and make sure they all follow the rules above. You could even be more specific and go for landscape photographers. Or 50-100 food bloggers/chefs. Or 50-100 writers. Find your own themes.

When I am considering adding someone to my circles, these are points I consider. I want people that I can learn something from and that I can interact with.

Can you think of any other things? What do you think of these rules?

Picture credit: Louis Tan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/louistan3/

#ns #circleshare #qualitycontrol #quality #Google +


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Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014 Quote of the Day "Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality."...

January 13, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality."
– Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens

About Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens
Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens played a major leadership role during the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s; his reforms include reciting the liturgy in modern languages, expanding the role of laypersons, and opening a dialogue with other religions. He was born in 1904 in Brussels. Wealthy relatives wanted him to study economics and manage their fortune, but instead he entered the priesthood. He was witty and charming, with an enthusiasm for soccer. He died in May 1996.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Week In Science: January 12 Sharing the the best science news and research we find each week. Please...

The Week In Science: January 12
Sharing the the best science news and research we find each week. Please, as always, let us know if we missed anything! Head to the post http://bit.ly/week-in-science-7, or click read more:

‘Superlens’ Extends Range of Wireless Power
Duke University researchers demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over longer distances. http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/10/wireless-power-transfer/

Researchers Develop Artificial Bone Marrow
Artificial bone marrow has been developed and may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells. http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/10/researchers-develop-artificial-bone-marrow/

Ultra-Thin Flexible Transparent Electronics
Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair. http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/09/ultra-thin-flexible-transparent-electronics/

Quantum Mechanics Explains Photosynthesis
Light-gathering macromolecules transfer energy by utilizing molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics. http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/09/quantum-mechanics-explains-efficiency-photosynthesis/

Organic Mega Flow Battery
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid. http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/08/organic-mega-flow-battery/

Find out more: http://sharedscience.org/2014/01/12/the-week-in-science-7/

#TheWeekInScience         #SharedScience  

#ScienceSunday  with +Buddhini Samarasinghe +Rajini Rao +Chad Haney +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday 


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▶ Google Plus circles and communities Updated tutorial video about Google+ circles and communities!...

▶ Google Plus circles and communities

Updated tutorial video about Google+ circles and communities!
All you need to know from +martin shervington.

- YouTube http://bit.ly/19JCyzi

#Plushelp #Circles #Communities

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What are 'Google Circles'? The Ultimate Guide! Google Circles are a central feature to Google Plus...

What are 'Google Circles'?

The Ultimate Guide!

Google Circles are a central feature to Google Plus and in this user guide you will get a step-by-step approach to how you have use them best to tailor your experience even more...

- Martin Shervington

Learn more: http://bit.ly/18OaH0k

#Circles #BasicsForPlus #Tutorial #Plushelp


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What goes around, comes around On September 3, 2002, an amateur astronomer named Bill Yeung looked ...

What goes around, comes around

On September 3, 2002, an amateur astronomer named Bill Yeung looked into his telescope and discovered a strange object near Earth.  Experts were surprised to discover that it was orbiting Earth!  The orbit was unstable, which meant this object hadn't been here long.  But there was no recently launched spacecraft that matched the orbit of this thing!

It got the name J002E3.  It's fun to watch this animated gif and see how J002E3 came in from the Lagrange point L1 between the Earth and Sun, went around the Earth a few times, and then got kicked out.

But what was it?

University of Arizona astronomers found that its electromagnetic spectrum was consistent with white titanium dioxide paint - the same paint used by NASA for the Saturn V rockets. Tracing back its orbit, they found that it had probably been orbiting the Sun for 31 years.  The last time it was near Earth was1971.

This seemed to suggest that it was a part of the Apollo 14 mission. But NASA knew the whereabouts of all hardware used for this mission!  The third stage of that rocket, for example, was deliberately crashed into the Moon for seismic studies. 

So, the most likely explanation seems to be that J002E3 is the third stage of the rocket for Apollo 12.  NASA originally planned to shoot this into an orbit around the Sun.  But they used more of the propellant than planned, and it seems that venting the rest didn't give this rocket stage enough energy to escape the Earth–Moon system.   So, it ended up in a complicated orbit around the Earth after passing by the Moon on November 18, 1969.

It may hit earth someday!   It weighs 10 tonnes.  But don't worry: a 10-tonne meteor hits the Earth every few years, and most of them don't cause much trouble.

I think saw this animated gif in a post by Ole Olson.  The explanation here is adapted from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J002E3

and the animated gif was made by Paul Chodas & Ron Baalke of NASA.

#astronomy  


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DNA Discovery Reveals Surprising Dolphin Origins




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The idea of a star-within-a-star is weird. Known as a Thorne-Żytkow Object, a nesting-doll star was ...

The idea of a star-within-a-star is weird. Known as a Thorne-Żytkow Object, a nesting-doll star was first proposed by two physicists, Kip Thorne and Anna Żytkow, back in the '70s. But no one has ever seen one. Now, though, Alexandra Witze reports at Nature, astronomers have found the best candidate yet. Although a neutron star is only ten miles or so across, its gravitational pull is so strong that it could draw matter away from its huge but more diffuse companion. In the process, it would slow down, like a ship dragging an anchor. Eventually the neutron star, in an ever-shrinking orbit, would plow into the outer layers of its neighbor. After a few thousand years it would spiral down into the star’s center, demolishing the existing stellar core but leaving the rest of the star essentially intact. A red giant that has been violated in this way has come to be called a Thorne-Zytkow object--even though no one has ever seen one.

http://www.nature.com/news/bizarre-star-could-host-a-neutron-star-in-its-core-1.14478
and
 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/star


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Friday, January 10, 2014

Lessons of the first follower. Are you the lone nut leader, one of the first followers or one of the...

Lessons of the first follower. Are you the lone nut leader, one of the first followers or one of the crowd?

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January 10, 2014 Quote of the Day "The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference...

January 10, 2014
Quote of the Day

"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, the second is disastrous."
– Margot Fonteyn

About Margot Fonteyn
Margot Fonteyn, the elegant British prima ballerina, is considered one of the truly great dancers of our time. She was born in 1919 in Surrey. She made her debut in 1934 as a snowflake in Nutcracker and was a leading ballerina within four years. She flirted with retirement in the late 1950's until Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union; he became her dancing partner for the next decade, a brilliant creative match despite their 20-year age difference. She died in February 1991.

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Apple Cinnamon Water Boost your metabolism naturally with this ZERO CALORIE Detox Drink -See the Recipe...

Apple Cinnamon Water
Boost your metabolism naturally with this ZERO CALORIE Detox Drink 

-See the Recipe: http://goo.gl/DAqITf


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 09, 2014 Quote of the Day "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."...

January 09, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."
– Lady Bird Johnson

About Lady Bird Johnson
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, the wife of President Lyndon Johnson, is known for her concern for the environment. She was born in Texas in 1912. Johnson asked her to marry him seven weeks after they met. She supported his career by keeping his congressional office running after his heart attack, stumping for Democratic candidates, and visiting 33 countries as his emissary. She founded the Wildflower Research Center and worked to pass the Highway Beautification Act. She lived in Texas until her death in July 2007.

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What will it take to set up colonies in space? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131201-how-to-set-...

What will it take to set up colonies in space?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131201-how-to-set-up-home-in-space?ocid=global_future_rss


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Know your belly type - liver belly, adrenal belly, ovary belly, thyroid belly - and see how to get rid...

Know your belly type - liver belly, adrenal belly, ovary belly, thyroid belly - and see how to get rid of it!


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January 08, 2014 Quote of the Day "Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace." – Oscar Wilde...

January 08, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace."
– Oscar Wilde

About Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, the clever, colorful Anglo-Irish writer, is best known for the play The Importance of Being Earnest and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. He was born in Dublin in 1854 but left when his lady love became engaged to Bram Stoker. He was a leading member of the aesthetic movement and embraced its doctrine, "Art for art's sake." Though married with two children, Wilde was known to have affairs with younger men and was jailed in 1895 for "gross indecency." He died in November 1900.

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Is there a way to upload a MP3 to a community (or even a post of any sort)?  I have several seminar ...

Is there a way to upload a MP3 to a community (or even a post of any sort)?  I have several seminar and/or dictated notes type of MP3s that I have collected and I would like to upload them for a private community.  We can add Photos, Links, Videos and Events but not MP3s?  Thoughts?

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On my personal profile page I can select a specific circle and set the "noise level" for everyone in...

On my personal profile page I can select a specific circle and set the "noise level" for everyone in that circle to low/medium/high or make it so their posts never show in my stream.  However, when I go to a business page the gear icon is greyed out.  Is there a way to set the noise level on a business page?

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January 07, 2014 Quote of the Day "Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of...

January 07, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else."
– Judy Garland

About Judy Garland
Beloved American actress Judy Garland will always be associated with her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She was born Frances Gumm in Minnesota in 1922 to vaudevillian parents. She made her stage debut at age two and a half. She starred in 26 films over 13 years and became a huge star. In 1950, MGM ended her contract. Though she primarily gave concerts after that, she did star in a few more films, including her famed role in A Star Is Born. She died in 1969.

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Some good news to hear as part of the new year http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/12/chart-of-the-greatest...

Some good news to hear as part of the new year

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/12/chart-of-the-greatest-and-most-remarkable-achievement-in-human-history-and-one-you-probably-never-heard-about/

and also a great set of charts to read

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/28/23-charts-to-be-thankful-for-this-thanksgiving


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Gonna try this, for adding multiple items that are similar, to Gcal.

Gonna try this, for adding multiple items that are similar, to Gcal.


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I am looking for a support community for my Health & Fitness lifestyle changes.  Is this the right place...

I am looking for a support community for my Health & Fitness lifestyle changes.  Is this the right place?  I've tried tumblr (http://blueskiesunlimited.tumblr.com/) and MyFitnessPal (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/keithbarrows) but just cannot get any traction with a support group or friends.  Would love to find some other like minded people on MyFitnessPal that are also here.

TIA

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Thanks for the invite.  I am taking a slightly different path that still requires an entrepreneurs mind...

Thanks for the invite.  I am taking a slightly different path that still requires an entrepreneurs mind set.  A regular 9-5 mindset just won't do it.  

I've had an Amway business in the past and my wife and I are currently changing our mindset AND watching our business explode.  It is not about finding money (investments) but rather it is about serving people.

Now read this carefully!  My wife and I are NOT using social media to try and get people into our business.  In fact, we will never approach you at all.  It takes a different mind set and we go through a vetting process that is done face-to-face over 3 or 4 meetings to make sure who we are working with even qualifies.  What we are using social media for is facilitating some of these face-to-face meetings via the internet.  

I will post here maybe once a month.  Most of my activity will be found on either my public profile or on our business page.  I look forward to the postings here and hope to help build a stronger community of mutual support for stepping out and amassing $1M in the bank.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

8 Smart Tips to Maximize Your Blog Content Working smarter, not harder is the way to go with blogging...

8 Smart Tips to Maximize Your Blog Content

Working smarter, not harder is the way to go with blogging and social media.

Creating a great article for your blog is a long process and it takes time to craft the perfect headline, write an interesting article and then find a photo. Many bloggers stop working once they hit publish and wonder why no one is coming to their blog or sharing.

Cross promoting your blog content across social media platforms sounds complicated but once you put it into your routine, you’ll find that it’s worth the effort.

Tip #1

Have the link to your latest blog post underneath your email signature using WiseStamp. You only need to set this up once and it will update via RSS feed. http://www.wisestamp.com/

While you are setting up your WiseStamp email signature, add your social media links as well so people can follow you.

Tip #2

Be tweetable.

Add a tweetable quote to your blog posts to engage Twitter users using Click to Tweet. http://clicktotweet.com/

Try it here...click to tweet >> http://ctt.ec/q2IMD

What are your favorite ways to share your blog content? I'd love to hear in the comments below.

Read the whole article here
http://pegfitzpatrick.com/2014/01/06/8-smart-tips-to-maximize-your-blog-content/

Pin it for later
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/111816003222528704/

+Rebekah Radice  and I are teaming up for another two part blog series. This is part one.

#blogging #blogcontent #contentmarketing
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January 06, 2014 Quote of the Day "Action is the antidote to despair." – Joan Baez About Joan Baez...

January 06, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Action is the antidote to despair."
– Joan Baez

About Joan Baez
American singer Joan Baez, known for her clear soprano and her belief in music as a tool for change, is widely considered the godmother of modern folk-rock. She was born in New York in 1941. She is an ardent activist, working for civil rights, nonviolence, and worker's rights. She received the ACLU's Earl Warren Award for her commitment to international human rights and, at the 2007 Grammy's, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her music includes the chart-topping version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and the album Diamonds and Rust. She has one son.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

#ElonMusk: Here's how we can fix #Mars and colonize it http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-colonizing...

#ElonMusk: Here's how we can fix #Mars and colonize it
http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-colonizing-mars-2014-1


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Four Analysis Tools To Help You Rock Google+! As Google Plus continues to grow its active user base...

Four Analysis Tools To Help You Rock Google+!

As Google Plus continues to grow its active user base and integrate its “social layer” across its other products and services, the number of ways to utilize this powerful social media marketing channel only continues to grow.

For any user or brand that wants to take a deep dive into their circles, sharing, engagement and posting activity, this guide is for you.

 Enter +CircleCount, +Circloscope, Wildfire, All My Plus 

By using these four Google Plus analysis tools, you’ll be able to get valuable insights into meaningful Google Plus data which will allow you to be more strategic with how you circle, engage, share and make your time on the network more effective and efficient.

Read the full post here: http://realintegratedmarketing.com/google-plus-measuring-impact-sharing-activity/

#googleplustips   #googleplustools   #googleplusprofileanalysis  


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Next week, Chargers vs Broncos in Denver. No repeat of week 15 please!

Next week, Chargers vs Broncos in Denver. No repeat of week 15 please! 

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I'm pretty sure the Bengals have given this game away.

I'm pretty sure the Bengals have given this game away. 

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"I love you" is a promise which should never be broken, :( ~ Mario 

"I love you" is a promise which should never be broken, :( ~ Mario 


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Scientists reveal the discovery of a triple System composed of a Pulsar and Two White Dwarfs all entirely...

Scientists reveal the discovery of a triple System composed of a Pulsar and Two White Dwarfs all entirely within a space smaller than 1AU! which is the average radius of Earth's orbit around the Sun.  The Pulsar is located about 4200 light-years from Earth, spinning nearly 366 times per second.

"Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun. The closeness of the stars, combined with their nature, has allowed the scientists to make the best measurements yet of the complex gravitational interactions in such a system.

In addition, detailed studies of this system may provide a key clue for resolving one of the principal outstanding problems of fundamental physics—the true nature of gravity.

"This triple system gives us a natural cosmic laboratory far better than anything found before for learning exactly how such three-body systems work and potentially for detecting problems with General Relativity that physicists expect to see under extreme conditions," said Scott Ransom of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

West Virginia University graduate student Jason Boyles (now at Western Kentucky University) originally uncovered the pulsar as part of a large-scale search for pulsars with the GBT. Pulsars are neutron stars that emit lighthouse-like beams of radio waves that rapidly sweep through space as the object spins on its axis. One of the search's discoveries was a pulsar some 4200 light-years from Earth, spinning nearly 366 times per second."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-pulsar-stellar-triple-unique-gravitational.html#jCp

Study preview: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12917.html

#sciencesunday  

Image: This is an artist’s impression of binary system pulsar PSR J0348+0432 and its white dwarf companion. In 2007 scientists discovered this binary system of a Pulsar and a White Dwarf with the Green Bank Telescope.  Credit: ESO/L. Calçada http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1319c/


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Hi. My name is Keith Barrows and I just found this community. Looks good so far but I am on a phone ...

Hi. My name is Keith Barrows and I just found this community. Looks good so far but I am on a phone right now and can't fully explore the community. :)

I did have a question on logo design. I picked out my domain name a long time ago. It is SOL3.NET. Sol is the Latin name for our sun, and Earth (or Terra) is the 3rd planet out. Hence Sol3.

I also have another domain called TerranInstitute.com that I eventually plan to use for space related purposes.

I've tried a sun with a 3 on it. I've tried a solar system with earth highlighted. I'm just not finding a great balance between simple (Apple logo) and informational (that says Sol 3!).

Any ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?

PS: please let me know if this is off topic and I will gladly ask this elsewhere. 

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How to 'Cook' a "Delicious' Blog Post? ;-) LOL! That's indeed a funny title isn't it? Actually adding...

How to 'Cook' a "Delicious’ Blog Post? ;-)

LOL! That's indeed a funny title isn't it? Actually adding an interesting title is one of the essential elements of creating awesome blog posts.

Take a look at this infographic by +Copyblogger to see all the secret ingredients you need to improve your blogging skills: http://www.mervikhaums.com/infographics/how-to-create-a-perfect-blog-post

#bloggingtips #contentmarketing #copywriting  


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Bengals 7, Chargers 7 #nfl #afc

Bengals 7, Chargers 7

#nfl #afc

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Bengals/Chargers game is about to start. This is a tough one to call but I am leaning towards the Bengals...

Bengals/Chargers game is about to start. This is a tough one to call but I am leaning towards the Bengals. 

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January 05, 2014 Quote of the Day "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind...

January 05, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."
– Henry James

About Henry James
American expatriate author Henry James is known for such psychologically astute, stylistically dense fiction as The Portrait of a Lady and The Turn of the Screw. He was born in 1843 in New York City, son of Henry James Sr., a noted intellectual, and brother to philosopher William James. After traveling through Europe as a young man, he settled in England. His writing often dealt with innocent, brash Americans in conflict with sophisticated Europeans. He died in 1916.

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January 04, 2014 Quote of the Day "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...

January 04, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
– Albert Einstein

About Albert Einstein
The brilliant physicist Albert Einstein became an international icon for his groundbreaking theory of relativity. He was born in Germany in 1879 and began his seminal work while at the Swiss Patent Office. He later fled the Nazi regime, moving to the United States to teach at Princeton. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize. He declined Israel's invitation to become its president, saying he lacked the necessary people skills. He died in 1955.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Colts 44, Chiefs 44 #nfl

Colts 44, Chiefs 44

#nfl

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"...a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging...

"...a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction."


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Scheduled HOA Events are here! Jump up and down and rejoice! HOA Tips & HOA Events Tips The ability ...

Scheduled HOA Events are here! Jump up and down and rejoice!
HOA Tips & HOA Events Tips
The ability for you to plan a (HOA) Hangout on Air event ahead of time is now here for all of us to use. We now have a Real HOA Event Tool

This means the use of the old Event tool may go away for most people and the confusion of an event being a 'hangout' or 'on air' type vs. a hybrid HOA Event may become a thing of the past!

The new "Schedule a Hangout on Air" button creates a SHOAE (Scheduled HOA Event)... with lots of great options and integration so here are the main things you should know about...
Using the Scheduled HOA Event Tool lets you:
► Harvest a Reserved Video Link for an upcoming HOA (you can advertise that ahead of time... Way ahead of time)
► Schedule a HOA Event in advance and advertise that event page
► Add in a Video or Graphic 'Trailer' which will be automatically replaced with the Live HOA video when you start broadcasting (no more hunting around for a YouTube link pasting spot just before you go live)
►  If you add a Graphic Trailer image, it can be an animated GIF
► With or without a Graphic Trailer there's a countdown timer when interacted with on the event page (not with a video trailer)
► You can swap out the trailer at any time before the show starts
► Q&A App is easily integrated into the SHOAE

Bottom Line here is that the new Scheduled HOA Event option is much smarter and more like what we've all been wanting for quite a while. Your Event it creates acts as a great landing page for live activity.

Read up on the official Help Page for the tool:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/4386744?hl=en&ref_topic=2553242

Check out some of my early testing I did re. the tool's options and uses: 
Schedule Hangouts on Air - Posting Tips (10/26/13) http://goo.gl/C2iuHp 

New HOA Tools coming our way; Scheduling, Control Room, URLs & more (11/21/13) http://goo.gl/tvubhJ 

Testing out the HOA Scheduling tool's new Branded Graphic Feature (11/23/13) http://goo.gl/xeOfPb

Extra Tip: To start up an old style HOA instead, try using bit.ly/StartMyHOA ...
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#HOAtips #HOAevents #ScheduledHOA #GooglePlusTips #EventsTips  
Much more training on this tool is available in the Membership site called Hangout Mastery... signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery


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Friday, January 3, 2014

Brand: Is it just your logo, your website, and your product packaging? The answer's no. In fact, there's...


Brand: Is it just your logo, your website, and your product packaging?

The answer’s no. In fact, there’s a whole lot more to it.

+Dustin W. Stout who is one of the most creative and engaging personalities not just here on Google Plus, but all over the web, was on +Jason T. Wiser HOA just a few weeks back here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c27angq05dcfsjuqb8enqojmv90 and he breaks it down for you.

Watch and you will learn:

How to convey your branded message to a community of new followers and loyalists using Social Media.

Key strategies that he uses to keep his brand fresh, exciting, and keep it from going stale.

Make this year 2014 the year you move from commodity ... to BRAND! (because your dad told you too)

#smallbusinessowner #Branding #Ontracktips #onlinemarketing  


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January 03, 2014 Quote of the Day "Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."...

January 03, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson helped spark the transcendentalist movement with the essay Nature, which described his belief in the spiritual essence of humanity and the natural world. He was born in Boston in 1803. He was a Unitarian minister until he resigned in 1832 to become a philosopher and writer. He suffered the untimely deaths of many of his loved ones: three brothers, his first wife at age 20, and his eldest son at age five. Emerson died in 1882.

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Welcome to the Thursday edition of the #significanceseries   Today's recipient hails from Texas. He...

Welcome to the Thursday edition of the #significanceseries  


Today's recipient hails from Texas. He is always promoting, building or highlighting others works and posts on Google+. He is just a another plusser who exemplifies what kind and nice are. If you don't have +Jeff Sieh in your circles your missing out. Also he does the best videos and trailers in Google+. They are simply awesome. Here is a link to one of the many he has made. Manly Pinterest Tips 2

Thanks Jeff for making others significant!


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 02, 2014 Quote of the Day "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." – F. Scott Fitzgerald...

January 02, 2014
Quote of the Day

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

About F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner's before they finally published it. His wife Zelda's schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.

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