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I read this headline and wasn't going to share it...

But then I read the article, and what made me want to share it was this paragraph:

I find the term “thought leadership” pretentious. By definition, thought leaders are the recognized experts in their field who are considered authorities and educators. In other words, they are fonts of wisdom, and somehow that knowledge is meant to keep or capture business. Here is my problem with this approach: Consumers in the digital world are more empowered and open to multiple sources of information and ideas. They sample and choose what is relevant to them. They don’t just read news and information, they engage with it. They are looking for ideas and conversation starters
Be a thought leader

Do you really want to be a thought leader? It starts by asking yourself How can I bring ideas to my clients and prospects to interest them and create more two-way conversations? Having the right tool for content creation, idea sharing, and engagement is the key to success.

Elevate the conversation.
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I hate LOLBat.

But, I'm with LOLBat when it comes to SuperDoge

Because I hate Doge with a passion that burns hotter than the brightest stars in the cosmos... 
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oh noes. you hate doge? much sad. such disappoint.
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That this actually happens...

Just... WTF?
So much for "It's just a game."

The scarier thing is that this happens so often there's a term for it: swatting.
An intense session of online gaming turned nasty when armed police and a SWAT team were called to the house of 17-year-old Rafael Castillo in Long Island, New York.
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What in the world??
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For some reason, I needed to hear this one, too :D

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Hear hear.
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For some reason, the lyric "What in the world can make a brown eyed girl turn blue" entered my head...

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And I go nanananana
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Question of the Day

What advice do you give people most often?

Apart from “Have you tried turning it off and on again” I usually tell people to be sure they know what they want :D

#crosspostall #questionoftheday
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When I was posting on wedding boards, I would frequently remind people that the wedding is just a party that lasts a few hours. Certainly helped me. 
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All good libraries should have a wide selection of books... :D
Where's that library? Get me a card.
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+Tim Hunt If this were an erotic novel, she'd get spanked for it.
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This is pretty freaking awesome!

Via +Adriel Diaz 

You know what this means, right? We can now fix typos in memes before sharing them!

#Chrome   #Extensions  
Copy/Paste (even Edit and Translate) Text Inside Images with a Free Chrome Extension:
"Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image."

This plugin is so cool, it makes me want to learn all about computer vision algorithms just so I can understand how it works! And it does work. I installed it and tried it out, and I have to say I'm still amazed. It works very well. This will save me a lot of time!
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That needs to be integrated into screen readers for the blind, so that they now can share in the misery of an endless stream of meme images.
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Gotta love Big Love :D

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Be useful

When it comes to social media, being human is easy for people. People are unique, individuals can be interesting.

Companies on the other hand, cannot pretend to be human, it is un-natural to engage with a brand. Instead, companies need to be useful.

Here are a few tips:
1. Anticipate and answer questions
2. Offer tips and tricks
3. Lighten up whenever possible
4. Show - use visuals
5. Support your customers & potential customers

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  • Brand Evangelist
    Brand Evangelist, 2014 - present
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    Writer, 2009 - present
  • dotConnect
    Chief Operating Officer, 2013 - 2014
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    Head of IT, 2008 - 2009
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I'm a writer, I dabble in photography, cooking, and playing guitar. I usually run IT departments as either manager or head of tech. I like doing it because it's cranial work.

I'm a happy man. I'll not say I'm well balanced (even though I am, sort of)... I'd rather say I'm acceptably crazy.

I play Group Captain McInnes in HG World. I also play other voices around the web!

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On Google+ since July 1 2011. Coined the word: "Pluskins." Google+ Top Contributor. Survived university, have 2 kids, have awesome friends, have awesome family! Had a Hangout with Dede Craig King! Official A.V. Flox Mistress! Been on TV with Good Day LA!
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A fantastic dining experience! Great food, an open plan kitchen, the aromas of all the cooking are right there to enhance the flavours. If you're going for the first time, I recommend the mixed grill!
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A beautiful part of Hackney's history. Lovingly refurbished, wonderfully warm and inviting. Always an excellent experience!
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Great food and service! I recommend the stir-fry bar, and the ice cream buffet!
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Just go for the salads. Trust me! The salads are huge, filling, and everything you want! One of the best value and tastiest places to get food in the area!
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Been going here for years! By far the best Thai food in London! Truly delicious, always busy, and a fantastic range of dishes. Try everything!
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Some of the best ice-cream in London! On my travels, this is a must stop place. I usually aim to get to St Pancras a good couple of hours before my train departs just so that I can sit there and savour the ice creams!
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My go-to place for food on the South Bank! Whenever I'm there, I try to visit. The food is great and the atmosphere, especially in summer, is wonderful!
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