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Deron Wagner
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Entrepreneur and lover of life
Entrepreneur and lover of life

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Some great information for entrepreneurs here. Enjoy!
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Great tips for bloggers and other writers.

#blogging
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Did we just finally find #MH370?

#malaysia
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Very cool, but I don't particularly want to be one of the patients.

via +Rusty Ferguson and +David Fuchs
Humans will be kept between life and death in the first suspended animation trials

At a hospital in Pittsburgh, surgeons are now allowed to place patients into a state of suspended animation. If a patient arrives with a traumatic injury, and attempts to restart their heart have failed — if they’re on the doorstep of death — they will have their blood replaced with a cold saline solution, which stops almost all cellular activity. At this point, the patient is clinically dead — but if the doctors can fix the injury within a few hours, they can be returned to life from suspended animation by replacing the saline with blood.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/179296-humans-will-be-kept-between-life-and-death-in-the-first-suspended-animation-trials

#suspendedanimation #hybernation #hybernate #medical
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How patience pays with winning positions ($TSLA $SCTY $FB $SYNA are current Wagner Daily positions)...

#trading   #stocks  
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I've done this rice trick before and it worked for me. Good to know...
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Wow, far out man!
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I've recently been wondering about this exact same topic...Great info. here:

via +Mark Traphagen 
Someone +1'd your post on Google+. What does it mean?

Most social networks provide users with a means of content appreciation. You can like a Facebook post, you can favorite a tweet, and you can love an image on both Instagram and Pinterest.

Google+ uses the +1 button. Like the other networks, clicking the +1 button on a post can indicate that you appreciate the content. But, the +1 count is much more than that.

+Dustin W. Stout demonstrated through his social experiment last year that the +1 count outside of the Google+ network reflected more than just the number of people you pressed the +1 button. The +1 count also increased when someone linked to the blog post within Google+ and when someone reshared the Google+ post. (You can read more about his experiment on social signals here: http://j.mp/1dN0lMm.) +Ben Fisher confirmed this and further observed that user comments also increased the +1 count. (You can see Ben's full article here: http://j.mp/1dN04Jj.) The +1 count outside of Google+ is not just a tally of appreciation. It is actually a reflection of total engagement.

So, what does a +1 communicate within the Google+ network?

I've been thinking about this lately because I was going over the way I personally use the +1 button. I realized that, while I'd like to think that everyone follows the same thought process I do, I know for a fact that they do not. While checking notifications like '[User] +1'd your post', I caught myself thinking:

I know what I mean when I +1 a post, but what do they mean?

The +1 button is different than other social network appreciation buttons in that it's less explicit. Whether they're used exactly in that way or not, a Facebook like implies that you 'liked' a post; a Twitter favorite implies that you rank that tweet as among your 'favorites'; an Instagram love implies that you 'love' that photo.

But, +1?

That's not even a word.

+Ryan Hanley described this ambiguity perfectly when he mentioned in a recent post that, for a very select group of people who consistently produce quality content, he sometimes +1's a post without reading it in it's entirety. (See Ryan's post here: http://j.mp/JJetN7). Some people who responded agreed with him. Some understood his perspective but noted that they didn't normally +1 posts that hadn't read. Some even thought that this particular practice hurt his credibility.

I thought I would find out from all of you. How do you use the +1 button? What do you mean when you press the +1 button?

These are my own +1 practices:

→ I +1 posts that I've read and have found useful or helpful to me.
If I've +1'd your post, it means that I've read the whole thing. In this, Ryan and I differ, but for a very good reason: I circle fewer people than Ryan, and fewer people circle me. This makes a big difference in available reading and response time which means that Ryan probably can't read every post he would like to.

→ I sometimes +1 posts I disagree with
While I might not agree with an argument put forth, if it's well-formed and thought-provoking, that is still very useful to me.

→ I'm more likely to +1 GIF or photo-only posts without comment
While I think this follows for most people, the reason why I +1 a GIF or photo post is generally obvious from the post itself and does not need further explanation.

→ I don't feel the need to +1 posts I simply 'appreciate'
Because my personal focus on Google+ is conversation, I'm less likely to +1 a post if I don't feel I have anything useful to add. I think this is where I differ from the majority of Google+ users. I don't really use the +1 button as a validation tool. I appreciate a lot of things on Google+, but I don't +1 them all. As over-the-top as it might seem, I prefer that my +1's carry a heavier meaning. If I +1 your post, you can safely assume that I've received your message, and I thought it was communicated well (unless otherwise noted in a comment).

→ EXCEPTION: I +1 all comments on my posts as soon as read them
These +1 'rules' do not apply in the same way to people who leave comments on my posts. Because I want to acknowledge that I've seen your comment, I +1 all comments I read (unless it's obvious spam).

In the end, I think that the +1 is purposefully more ambiguous than appreciation indicators on other social media networks. There's no one 'right way' or 'best practice,' but it's good to consider how we communicate. At least in my personal experience, the ambiguity of the +1 encourages me to engage in a more specific way (i.e. comments, reshares). This leads to better conversation which is what I love about Google+ in the first place.

How do you use the +1 button?

EDITED TO ADD: +Ben Fisher mentioned a great post by Gplus Expertise that's called '50 Things a +1 Could Mean' that complements this post well: http://j.mp/1cIMJ4R +

#GooglePlus #engagement #socialmedia #communication
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