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Brian Patterson
Works at Go Fish Digital
Attended George Mason University
Lives in Ashburn, VA
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What is everyone's go to music app?  I use +Pandora primarily, but just discovered +Songza in the interview with +Hilary Topper below.  I've also dabbled in using +Grooveshark but had some issues with songs just disappearing.

It all got me thinking - what is everyone else using for casual listening, when at the gym, for parties, etc. 
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Also check out 8tracks. I like that one too. Tons of people create playlists in a particular category. 
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+Bill Slawski shares how he uses his phone for work and play and which apps are his favorite.

Bonus:  +Mark Traphagen shared his here http://www.easygrouper.com/mobile_pro/Mark-Traphagen.html
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Professionals from SEO, sports, radio, and more are interviewed and give details on how they use their phones for work, family, and play.

Industry contributors include +Mark Traphagen, +Bill Slawski, and +Jeff Barrett 
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What do you use to decompress or get the stress out after a tough day?  For a long time I thought I had to choose between working on my business or getting/staying healthy, as it if was a "this or that" decision.

Then, I had an epiphany and realized that it was possible to do both, and that getting healthy would make me a better business owner.  This post is a bit about my journey, and then some tips or options for ways you can get into shape as well.

I'm curious - what do you do, or what do you want to try, to take the edge off?

(PS - I wrote this for a friend's blog, but I don't get anything out of it.  Just interested in the conversation on the topic)
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Looks like I fall into the insane no. 4. Running is the most convenient for me, though some times it's tough to get motivated. I try and break it up with the of cycle or squash session.

Like you, it took me a while to realise that it wasn't a one or the other decision. Glad I finally realised!
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Wow, this seems scary:   "the latest documents leaked by former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden show the NSA is in the early stages of working to build a quantum computer that could possibly crack most types of encryption"

I use PGP quite a bit for things I want to keep encrypted.  It is scary to know that, eventually, a criminal organization could build out a quantum computer that could do this.  Moore's law will just make this cheaper and more likely over time.
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Surprised you are surprised. Surprised the world was surprised. Probably they have a huge database with common passwords too. I would use random big keys.

Oh, I forgot; and encrypt the file where you store them, chop the file in pieces and hide them in popular tv-series which you share and remove from your harddisk when picked up & shared by others. Then you wipe out you harddisk with random data at least 12 times before destroying it. Use a memdrive when picking up the data & write random data to your memory afterwards. Issue new series every week.

I gave up when l went social.


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Supplement guru +Arvin Lal on how he uses his phone for big gainz
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HR & Social Media Professional +Craig Fisher shares his favorite apps, strategies, and tips for leveraging a smart phone to do your job better.
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How do you use your smart phone to enhance your skills?  Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer +Jeff Barrett tips how he uses his phone (and even what is home screen is) in this link

As for me... I use +HootSuite's mobile app so I can keep track of all of the different social media accounts I'm involved in.  I also use +Pocket heavily to save content to read for later, and I have some +IFTTT rules setup so that if I 'favorite' something on Pocket, it'll automatically be added to my +Twitter queue.

What are your tips and tricks?
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Right now for me the most important app on my home screen is MLB at Bat.  That and all of Google's IOS Apps (Maps, Chrome, Hangouts, Google+, Google and of course Gmail).  
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Hi everyone, here are my slides from the meetup last week.  Sorry for the delay, and thanks for the kick to remind me +Zachary Thompson and +dave Oremland.

I had a blast meeting so many of you all there!

http://www.slideshare.net/brianspatterson/content-marketing-that-worked
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In reflecting on 2013, I realized that I spent a lot of time focusing on productivity.  Specifically, I wanted to make myself more efficient and reduce stress caused by disorganization and lack of process. 

Email caused, and still causes a lot of stress for me because I am big on Inbox Zero.  However, there are a couple of things that help me get tight control over it last year:

1.  +Boomerang for Gmail - Huge productivity boost and helps ensure that I get a reply if I am expecting one

2.  Get off of email lists, kill social media notifications, and overall radically protect who can email me.  This means I use the spam button in gmail religiously to help train Google on what (true) spam is.  Be ruthless in determining who can email you.

3.  The OHIO Rule - Only Handle it Once.  I wrote about it in the link I shared below (it is a blog post I wrote for the coworking space we work out of).  This ensures that email doesn't stress you out because you know it is there, you read it, but you haven't acted upon it yet.

I'm curious if anyone else has any tips for email management?
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+Laurie Varga sounds like a good read. Sometimes sI try to do that, but it is SO hard to resist at times.  My goal right now is to at least wait until after the morning shower...
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Online Reputation Management, Branding, and Search Engine Optimization Consultant
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Online Reputation Management (ORM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Autocomplete Adjustment, WordPress, Interwebs
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  • Go Fish Digital
    Partner, 207 - present
    I help clients solve complex and nuanced issues on the web. From significant branding and reputation issues for national clients, to helping companies dominate the front page of Google, I work with a great team that can make things happen online.
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I'm passionate about the web.  If I'm not working on a project, I'm tinkering or testing or reading other people's research and case studies.  I love online reputation management because it is one of the ultimate online challenges.  I love search engine optimization because I'm competing against other smart people, head-to-head, for top rankings.  I love social media because of the connections (and also because it can be fun manipulating it in your favor).  I love this stuff...
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I have 2 daughters and another one on the way. If I survive being outnumbered 4-to-1 by the ladies in my home, that will be something to brag about.
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  • George Mason University
    Information Technology
  • Frank W. Cox High School
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