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Bill Bean
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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St. Patrick's Day playlist. Which should I go with?

#stpatricksday   #music  
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DropKick Murphys
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Chieftains
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Clannaud
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U2
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Thanks to both voters. I went with Clannad, but did put DM and U2 in the jukebox later.
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Who knew the whole search engine thing could have such profound implications (re: free speech)?

... the broader problem is that search engines – especially those with a significant majority of the market – can have profound effects on the dissemination of information and misinformation in society.

kudos to @RDBinns
In the last post I explored two approaches to making computers do smart things, in particular relating to search engines. The knowledge representation approach (affiliated with traditional AI and the semantic web) involves creating ontologies, defining objects and relations, and getting software ...
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Meeeeeee
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Just a Bill. 

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ha! Loved that! Thanks for the blast from the past :)
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Article says e-readers also bad for melatonin production.

Return to print or take more pills?
Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.
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Looks like Google has changed how they're ordering communities in your G+ dashboard. Rather than by alphabetical order it's by recency of participation, which is the way it used to be. I'm glad.

You see the same thing or did they just do it for me?
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Now I'm back to seeing communities ordered by alpha.

I've not changed any settings. (CircleCount installed on Chrome).

I don't moderate any communities.
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50 Shades of Grey Teddy Bear

Heard the Vermont Teddy Bear "commercial" while listening to NPR on my commute. I understand the popularity (sort of). Do you think this was good for NPR? Will it be good for VTB?

From the ad copy...

If you want to dominate Valentine’s Day, skip the roses and send the limited-edition Fifty Shades of Grey Bear. Inspired by the best-selling book, the adult gift is specially designed for fans obsessed with Grey, biting their lips with anticipation over the movie. He features smoldering gray eyes, a suit and satin tie, mask – even mini handcuffs. Handmade in Vermont, USA using the silkiest fur we can get our paws on; smooth, faux-suede details and 100% recycled stuffing. Guaranteed for life.
If you want to dominate Valentine’s Day, skip the roses and send the limited-edition Fifty Shades of Grey Bear. Inspired by the best-selling book, the adult gift is specially designed for fans obsessed with Grey, biting their lips with anticipation over the movie. He features smoldering gray eyes, a suit and satin tie, mask – even mini handcuffs. Handmade in Vermont, USA using the silkiest fur we can get our paws on; smooth, faux-suede details an...
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We have a deal for that ;)
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Facebook wants to compete with YouTube. Study says videos now perform better than other post types. Hmmmmm. If I were Facebook, how would I encourage more emphasis on video?
Video is now the most effective way to reach users in Facebook's News Feed.
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Risky? Edgy? I'm impressed.

Salvation Army in South Africa attempts to take advantage of the recent dress meme.

source:http://www.salon.com/2015/03/06/why_is_it_so_hard_to_see_black_and_blue_salvation_army_turns_thedress_into_a_powerful_anti_domestic_violence_message/
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Thanks to my daughter for sharing this one.

I like ponies, but I can't vote in the U.K. Harumph.
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I think +Augie Ray is right on the money with this one.

A marketing channel is one (like TV or banner ads) where brands' primary objectives and investments are focused on prospects and success is measured in marketing outcomes like acquisition and sales volume. A customer channel is one (like phone and inbound email) where brands' primary objectives and investments are dedicated to serving current customers and where success is measured in increasing satisfaction, likelihood to recommend and repurchase.
 
Social Media Is A Customer Channel Before It Is A Marketing One
Most companies still have no idea how to make social media work for them. They know consumers spend 50% of their online media time with social networks, microblogs and blogs.  And they know social media professionals have been promising a new age of brand-b...
Most companies still have no idea how to make social media work for them. They know consumers spend 50% of their online media time with social networks, microblogs and blogs. And they know social media professionals have been promising a new age of brand-building power via engagement and content ...
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Any startups funded by a lottery win?
Do you want to start your own business? Here are some ideas on how to get some cash in! In the end, almost every startup just wants to get funded.
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  • Deep Ripples
    Director of Funkiness Regulation, 2011 - present
  • Big Help Consulting
    Chief Helper, 2009 - present
  • U.S. Army
    02November, 1987 - 1990
    Piano player for the 74th Army Band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
  • Nels Ackerson for Congress
  • Starbucks
    Barista
  • Eagle Church
    Pastor, 1992 - 2000
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Indianapolis, IN
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Bowling Green, KY - Virginia Beach, VA - Nashville, TN - Morgantown, KY
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Introduction
Strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are strong suits.  Working with a team or alongside another leader to take an organization to the next level is where I work best.  Being the solo super entrepreneur has never appealed to me.

Throughout my career the main thing has been relationship building.  I like taking care of people whether they're a customer, a client, or a teammate.  I love finding ways to be truly helpful.

Public speaking, small group instruction, event planning, writing, and customer service are all areas I have extensive experience with as a result of my unique background.  Being a quick learner and reader allows me to take on new challenges effectively.

Currently, I am applying my skills and experience to help businesses leverage their online marketing and overall web presence.  There is so much available to small business owners at such low cost.  Most often they are simply too busy to educate themselves.  They need someone with wisdom and some basic business sense, that they can trust, to help them get started.  This new work has been very satisfying. It has allowed me a way to be truly helpful and work at becoming that trusted advisor.

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Former pastor, Army musician, and barista turned internet marketing consultant. Operating out of Indianapolis. I'm just a Bill.

Grew up in southern Kentucky.  After a couple of years in college (Western Kentucky University) I married and joined the Army.  I spent three years as a piano player in the Army Band.  Following that I spent more than 15 years as a pastor and church musician.  Additionally, I've worked for McDonalds and Starbucks, sold pianos and keyboards, managed a baseball card shop, worked as a buyer in a bookstore, started my own book selling business, and worked on a political campaign.

Bragging rights
The two most awesome daughters in the world.
Education
  • Western Kentucky University
  • U.S. Army School of Music
    1988
  • Butler County High School
    Music
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These guys did great work restoring cedar trunk. My wife couldn't be happier and is so glad to have her grandmother's trunk back to the way she remembered it as a child.
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reviewed 4 months ago
It's a cute little place. Was hoping to sit in their "outside" area, but the weather didn't cooperate. Probably a decent place to be a regular, if you live in the area or like the Steelers. Food and service was "meh" Not much of a tap selection. TV's were big & plentiful, so not a bad place to meet the gang for a game. Doubtful we'll go back with so many other options.
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Many thanks to Big John and Isaiah. These guys were great! Showed up on time and took extra care with my stuff (military guys know how to pay attention to details). I will have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.
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Chef Dan's catered our outdoor wedding party. It was perfect! Allison was very easy to work with putting together the menu and logistics. Price was reasonable. Food was great. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say. I would use them again, and am looking forward to getting a chicken sandwich next time I see the truck.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Spent a few hours hanging out here with my wife. We were really glad we found this place, just off the main drag in Nashville. Food was fantastic! Fried morel mushrooms (picked locally) were amazing. Hopefully, they'll be on the menu when you visit. Our service was good. Live music the night we were there was an acoustic jazz trio (not bad). Crowd was older. Not likely to get rowdy as they only serve beer and wine, selections of both are good. Highly recommend!
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reviewed 10 months ago
This was the 4th or 5th time I've used them, from oil changes to brake work. They haven't been perfect, but who is? It's been very convenient having a mechanic come to me rather than waiting at a shop or the whole drop-off scenario. I'm happy with the work they've done and I trust John. I'll use them again.
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