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Do you have a particular set of skills? Liam Neeson is offering one lucky applicant a video LinkedIn endorsement. Awesome marketing for Taken 3.
 
Looking for a badass LinkedIn endorsement? Liam Neeson is offering you one. http://linkd.in/13hIrSq 
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This looks interesting and could be a welcomed feature. Curious how this works and if it requires Google Drive Sync to be installed. #googledrive
 
Today we’re launching a new extension for Chrome that lets you use the browser to open Google Drive files directly into an application installed on your computer. Read more at http://goo.gl/Ne22CE. 
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For all the young entrepreneur's in my circles with big dreams of business success & an awesome family lifestyle:

So weird... After a near sleepless night thinking about business & life, my wife's alarm goes off at 6am and all I hear is the One Republic song starting off with "Lately I been, I been losing sleep."

I think to myself "what a coincidence you've got my attention stupid alarm clock."

Then, it goes on "take that money, watch it burn, sink in the river the lessons I learned..."

Ok, so half the night I spent debating if we need to bite the bullet, spend the money, and do a costly rebrand because of what I've learned over the last 3 years about myself and my business... Now I'm awake and hanging on every word...

Now don't get me wrong, business is better than ever and steadily growing but I think this song really describes business leadership's impact on life pretty well.

What song resonated with you lately and why?

#whatkeepsyouupatnight #youngentrepreneur #musicisenergy


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http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/onerepublic/countingstars.html
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Fantastic video on #socialmediaforbusiness from my friend +Dave Nelsen
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In case you haven't heard, Google is removing author photos from the SERPs... Here's a glimpse at what some of the different use case scenarios will now look like with the new "decluttered" design... #googleauthorship
 
What Google Search Results Look Like without Author Photos

Hit me a couple hours ago. Here's my initial observations. One nice surprise for active G+ users!
Here's What Google Search Without Author Photos Looks Like The rollout of the new Google search with author photos removed just hit me. There is a slight… - Mark Traphagen - Google+
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+nick bogacz thanks for the awesome review!
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I own a small business and wanted to have a google virtual tour made for my location. I contacted ProFromGo and was nothing short of thrilled with the service I received. Every question was answered very quickly every phone call answered. They went above and beyond in telling my how to use my new tour. It looks amazing and overall was a very painless experience. I am very busy running a small business and this was a quick easy wonderful way to put my store out there for potential customers. I would use ProFromGo again in a heartbeat.
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Here's a complicated situation I am trying to figure out for myself, not a client thankfully (since I can't seem to figure out anything that is a clear cut good approach):

I have info@mydomain.com setup for years as my business catch-all and for most clients it has become the primary email they think of when contacting me. I have had chris@mydomain.com setup as an alias on this same gmail account.

My personal google+ profile and all associated posts and circles plus tons of data on Drive are all associated with this "info" account.

My team and business are both growing and I now am going to be using a third party customer support service called "Help Scout" where my team can help me manage the overwhelming amount of email that I get from clients.

How can I most efficiently untangle myself from this info inbox and setup chris@mydomain.com as a separate user and transition as much of my stuff over to "Chris" as possible?

You guys shoot ideas and I'll provide more info as we go because every time I think I have this figured out some new consideration crops up.

This one is a doozy.

hint: I think I'm going to lose a lot if not all of my google+ history no matter what I do.
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Yes I did try that several times and kept getting the internal server error. Too much data to try and download and upload plus I think I'd lose a lot of my Google+ history.

Ultimately we decided to not try and tackle the monster of untangling the "info@" and "Chris@" accounts and instead just created a new user named "help@" that we'll be using for customer support. Plus, it's easier to tell existing customer they have a new option for faster support than it is to tell them to stop emailing the address they already know.
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I just noticed +Google Maps not only updated their iOS app icon with the last app update but also tied in even more tightly with Google+ personal profile features and information. As Google continues to converge their different products for even more interplay with one another it has never been a better time to #GYBO +ProFromGo Internet Marketing
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If anyone has an extra #inboxbygmail invitation please give me a shout! I'm interested. 
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I can think of a few clients who need to see this cartoon :-).
 
Communities and Doors

I was intrigued when in his recent interview with re/code magazine (http://stonet.co/1vN4oCP) Google+ head +Dave Besbris said that the three biggest strengths of Google+ were Photos, Hangouts and....Communities.

Communities? No one would have expected that to be named in the same lofty atmosphere as the technological triumphs of G+ Hangouts and Photos.

Yet communities, as simple as they are in comparison, are (I'm convinced) more and more where the real value of Google+ is happening. And not just on Google+. Many friends tell me that they now spend most of their Facebook time on Facebook groups made up of people with common interests.

In his post http://blog.codinghorror.com/your-community-door/ Jeff Atwood extols communities because they overcome the inevitable burden of large social networks: the need to please everyone.

And, he says, that problem becomes most evident when people misbehave or become abusive on a network. The typical solution of networks is to provide block and mute functions.

Atwood remarks:

How do we show [abusive people] the door? You can block, you can hide, you can mute. But what you can't do is show them the door, because it's not your house. It's Facebook's house. It's their door, and the rules say the whole world has to be accommodated within the Facebook community. So mute and block and so forth are the only options available. But they are anemic, barely workable options.

In other words, block and mute don't solve the problem. They just move it to someone else's thread.

But communities can have agreed upon standards. They don't need block and mute. The misbehavior can be dealt with by peer pressure...or if still incorrigible, be shown the door. 

I wonder if as more and more people realize this, more and more social networking will take place within groups and communities, rather than on the noisy and unmoderated "dance floor" of the networks.

Read the complete post at http://blog.codinghorror.com/your-community-door/

Original of the XKCD comic: http://xkcd.com/1357/

HT +AJ Kohn   for sharing the CodeHorror post with me.
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Some photos from the first few days at #Inbound14. We are getting our learning on at various +HubSpot workshops so we can deliver even better inbound services to our clients at +ProFromGo Internet Marketing
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My new buddies +Matt Rowell +Brad Gill and +Thomas Hayden from Portland are pioneers in 360 media. They are so crazy with this stuff they're swinging off of skyscrapers with their gear!
 

A still shot from last night's 360 video project. Can't wait to see the video!
The Cascade Pacific Council of The Boy Scouts of America partner with Over The Edge every year in Portland, OR in a fundraising event like few others. This year, they were kind enough to invite 360 Labs (http://360labs.net/) to share the experience with everyone in 360º video. This PhotoSphere was created from a 360º video, shot with 6 GoPro Hero3 cameras on a 3D printed 360º array mounted on a 3rd Person View body mount, so "Edger" Thomas Hayden...
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I'm a local business builder and internet marketing consultant located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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