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Darren Barefoot
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Attended University of Victoria
Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Premier of Ontario +Kathleen Wynne has a very rough 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit last week. The AMA has become a very popular PR tactic for the famous and the semi-famous. For +Techvibes, I put together some thoughts on how to avoid the common AMA pitfalls.
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Cool microsite collecting and categorizing a bunch of collaborative technologies. It's targeted at funders, but ought to be of use to all sorts of folks.
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I went to an advanced screening of the first episode of the new season of "Girls", as well as premieres of "Looking" and "True Detective". "Girls" was the usual delightful confection. "Looking" was pretty terrible--just lifeless and unfunny. 

"True Detective" stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and it has some promise. It's basically "The Killing" meets "Hannibal", with a little splash of "A Time to Kill". It's not particularly original, but it could turn out to be watchable.
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Just watched the Jelly intro video. How is this different from Quora, and to a lesser degree, /r/AskReddit and, though I'm loathe to type it, Yahoo Answers?
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Season 4 preview of "Homeland": Carrie and Nicholas live a totally uneventful suburban life in Baltimore. They buy a West Highland Terrier and name it 'Saul'. There are bake sales.
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Our latest client project: Do you have (or are you) a kid entering grades 8 to 12? They could win a life-changing experience--a year living and study at a boarding school in Victoria, Canada.
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This is a handy improvement to Google Webmaster Tools, in light of Google's move to entirely secure search.
 
Good news for the  #notprovided world: today we've got very nice and appreciated updates to #webmastertools : GWT Search queries section now displays number of clicks per keyword by your Top pages (URL)
Also, there's an update to GWT timeline showing when the specific  #webmastertoolsupdate was applied.

Thank you, Google! 

Credit goes to +Cyrus Shepard and +Thomas Høgenhaven. Thanks, guys! 
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We're working with an education institution at the moment. They're considering taking questions from potential students and parents via text message. This would strictly be ad hoc--there would be no automated responses or anything. It would just be another way for students to get in touch, like email, phone and so forth.

Is this as simple as them dedicating a smart phone and number to this function, or would you recommend a more sophisticated solution?

For example, I could imagine a service that accepts the messages, converts them to email and enables staff to reply using their email client. 
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+Chuk Goodin Cool, thanks for that--I'll check it out.
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Potentially big news for NGOS on Facebook.
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  • University of Victoria
    Theatre and Creative Writing, 1991 - 1996
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  • Capulet Communications
    Co-Founder, 2003 - present
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Argeliers, France - Għarb, Malta - Essaouira, Morocco - Dublin, Ireland - Victoria, BC
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