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Chris Messina
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Agent of free will. Invented the #hashtag. Not the actor.
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Chris Messina lives in San Francisco and is known for inventing the hashtag, starting the BarCamp and coworking communities, and advancing technology initiatives such as OpenIDOAuthActivity Streams, and microformats. He previously worked at Google on Google+ as a UX designer and developer advocate.
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  • NeonMob
    Head of Community & Growth, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    UX Designer, 2012 - 2013
    I'm a UX designer on the Google+ Profiles, Pages, and Platform team.
  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2009 - 2011
    I served as a developer advocate on the Google+ Platform and then helped to create the Google Developers (developers.google.com) brand, website, and product vision.
  • Citizen Space
    Owner
  • Flock
    Experience Architect
  • Citizen Agency
    Co-founder, consultant
  • Mozilla
    Designer

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Nice video about our proposed campus released today!
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Coming back to google family and campus?
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"In a revelation that defies all reason, the New York attorney general’s office found that four out of five [1] of the most popular herbal supplements sold at those major retailers contained precisely zero of the ingredients listed on their labels. Instead, the products, which are typically used as alternative medicine treatments, were found to contain cheap fillers such as rice, a common house plant called dracaena and (weirdly) asparagus."

+Vocativ 

Source: http://www.vocativ.com/culture/health-culture/supplements/
[1] http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/02/02/health/herbal_supplement_letters.html?_r=0
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Really strong homeopathic supplements, perhaps? Maybe the researchers just weren't measuring hard enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0
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Stop me if you've heard this one: two AIs walk into a bar...
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Good...
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Who wants to give +Gary Vaynerchuk a piece of their mind?
But it does have an expiration date.
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2015 Obama union speech on Youtube instead of the Hangouts on the Air.
US residents can ask Obama from any social network (instead of G+ exclusive) 
signaling that Google is abandon G+. 
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Well, not that I don't have enough ice gear already, but I'm pretty excited for the Wintersmiths' Ice Chest to arrive... http://www.wintersmiths.com/collections/shop/products/ice-chest
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Actually, very well! Much better than the Ice Baller, which I've found to be pretty frustrating to use.
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Proof how important branding is in selling liquor. http://ourvodka.com/

Be wary though, this is actually from Absolut. 

Here's the CEO: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/%C3%A5sa-caap/5/134/b0
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Yes.
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Tea in your cocktail?
Purchase artisanal tea cocktail mixers crafted by Owl's Brew.
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Applying Euromonitor Intl's Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2015 [1] to the spirits business.

[1] http://blog.euromonitor.com/2015/01/top-10-consumer-trends-for-2015.html
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What do you guys make of all these on-demand liquor delivery services? Useful to you?
The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds..
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Cool, report back if you try it!
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A long-form story you guys might enjoy.
You won’t find the Billy Goat Tavern’s Jeff Magill making flashy pours or mixing exotic cocktails. It’s not those things that make a great bartender.
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Indeed. A really nice read.
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superb
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Anyone in San Francisco next week? +Josh Thinnes is running a cocktail party next week!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/plumpjack-cocktail-party-tickets-14969025759?aff=eac2
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Anyone want to join? +Matthew Knouse ?
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