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Captain America: Civil War's Superhero Registration Act Explained
This article provides a really good explanation of the Superhero Registration Act which is at the heart of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

Here's a brief look at the two sides of the issue:

1. When super heroes are battling super villains and innocent people get caught in the middle, collateral damage ensues. When this happens, who is responsible? Who regulates this stuff? Shouldn't those innocent people have the right to know if one of their neighbors has abilities that could place them or their families in danger?

2. Villains, more often than not, don't play by any rules. To gain the upper hand, they'll gladly go after a hero's spouse, children, family or friends. By keeping the hero's identities confidential, it keeps their families safe. This is especially true if your identity is being held by an organization like S.H.I.E.L.D. that has been infiltrated by an organization like HYDRA (i.e. Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

So what would you do? Register? Or protect from the shadows?

#Marvel #MarvelCinematicUniverse #Avengers #CaptainAmerica #IronMan #SuperheroRegistrationAct 
Captain America: Civil War director Joe Russo explains how the Sokovia Accords serve as the Marvel Cinematic Universe Superhero Registration Act.
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Just read the book lol, yes they made them into a book 
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Not a Tesla, but it'll do.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Custom.
So what it's wintertime ?
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Beautiful car!
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Continuing updates on the new Google+.

HT +Mark Traphagen
G+ Web Preview Updates
As promised, we're continuing to listen and respond to feedback on the new Google+.

Today we're launching a number of updates to our Web preview including:
- Adding a 3 column stream view for very wide screens
- Adding the ability to reply to comments in context
- Removing the limit on circle streams in the menu (previously 6)
- Adding the option to view 'Posts from Circle' from the Following screen

These changes (which you can see in the image below) will be rolling out today. And look for more updates on Android, iOS, and the Web soon. Thanks~
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Nooooooo not three columns!!!!!
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Always be wary of guys who wave their hands in front of you while giving commands.

#starwars #justforfunny
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I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!

#justforfunny #lol
I just choked on my sandwich! :D 
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So that where they get all those communion from for mass
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First Reusable Rocket Landing!
And it wasn't SpaceX?

What an incredible feat by the Blue Origins team and Jeff Bezos. They have successfully launched a rocket to suborbital height and brought it back down for a safe landing.

I wonder if +Elon Musk is angry, more motivated or a mixture of both. If he's like me-- it's both, and will only fuel the fire to move faster and work harder.

When this is available, I know I'll be checking out ticket prices. How about you?

HT +Yifat Cohen

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Who wants to go to space?

Jeff Bezos' (Amazon) Blue Origins made history today as they beat Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race.

Blue Origins just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below) consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule to a suborbital height of around 100.5 kilometers (62 miles).
The capsule then separated and touched down beneath a parachute, but more importantly, the BE-3 rocket also started its own descent.
After the rockets fired at nearly 5,000 feet, it made a a controlled vertical landing at a gentle 4.4 mph.

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#space #reusablerocket

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Was that real? It looked animated to me. 
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The Best Analytical Dissection of the New Google+

+Eli Fennell knocks this one out of the park. Not only does he express how a lot of us "power users" feel but he articulately outlines the biggest points of friction for non power users that may have caused the initial ambitions of Google+ to fall short.

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But They're Stripping Out People!

I keep hearing this from people accustomed to the old G+ who are struggling with the new one. It's one of those statements that sounds so seemingly logical it goes as an assumption... but like many assumptions, it is itself rooted in false assumptions.

[Puts On Psychology Hat]

Now, I get it, you have formed some amazing connections on Google+. Maybe you've developed an ongoing dialogue with people you like; maybe you've HIRL'd; maybe you've become fast friends outside and beyond the web. Hey, I have! Why do you think I stuck around when all my IRL friends stayed on the Book of Face?

But you and I, however different we may be, I can almost safely assume share one trait in common: we are willing to enter an online forum, with little structure beyond privacy settings subject to our human fallibility (if we even bother with those pesky things) and engage total strangers. We were also willing to put in at least some minimal effort in forming these online connections that goes beyond simply Friending everyone you've ever met in real life, their friends, their friends of friends, and on down the line.

This is a unique quality and precious, in that way a beautiful flower is precious: because that beauty is so easily destroyed. The Interwebz, if you hadn't noticed, can be dangerous and frightening places, all the more so the less structure and moderation a forum provides, or provides but makes difficult to use. Humans easily develop a fear of strangers if they weren't raised with one, and for most people it doesn't take many bad interactions to turn them off. Nor will they wait long for some magical 'connection' to form spontaneously that keeps them on a social network.

Google+ was supposed to have an ace up its sleeve: Circles. But unless you're one of the aforementioned types who reaches out to form online connections with strangers in a poorly structured online meeting place, Circles depended on the thing that never happened: everyone jumping ship from Facebook. OK, maybe it wouldn't have taken everyone, but a lot more people than eventually did start using the network.

Worse, since Google had no idea who you knew already (compared with Facebook), if someone you did know joined after you had already joined and stopped using it, you might never even know. Everyone you know could have signed up at different times, and each might still think they were the only one.

The perfect world of Circling people as Coworkers, Friends, Chicks I Might Get It On with Later (which you would actively maintain, moving Girl C perhaps from that Later Circle to a Now Circle as appropriate) never happened. It became more of a power user tool, and its prominence an active hindrance to new users... Circle whom, for what? Even if I found 500 tech people and Circled them, I'm not guaranteed a concentrated Stream of tech: those same people have thoughts about politics, the debt, the latest comic book movie, the smell of baby poop, etc...

That was the other failed part of Circles: we were all going to share only the right stuff to only the right Circles. In my experience, most people didn't even have anyone to share with, and the default privacy settings most people stuck with were private and to all Circles, thus negating the right sharing idea. There is a more basic failure: beyond a small handful of contacts most people simply can't maintain that kind of rigorous sharing, and thus not only did it fail as a privacy tool because there was no one for most people to even share privately to, but it failed as a power tool because I have to maintain perfectly curated Circles even as they approach huge numbers, always remember the right ones to share to, AND not be seeking anyone beyond that private sphere (i.e. it worked against their chances of competing with Twitter).

One suspects a vision was operating somewhere but that it depended on a massive and sustained growth that never materialized. They proved they could move heaven and earth to get hundreds of millions signed on, by some counts billions of accounts, but far fewer stayed and shared.

But, hey, in real life, we do meet and engage with strangers. So how do we do that? Well, sometimes we meet them through Friends and Family... but, oh yeah, Facebook has that sewn up. How else do we meet them? Work? Well, yeah... but our coworkers are on Facebook too and we know how to find them there.

But almost none of us can stand one group of friends, the same friends, whom we met through other friends or family, forever. We want to meet new people. So we don't just go to some room full of people and various tools, and start meeting new people: we go to structured forums. Places where a common activity or interest draws strangers together despite any reservations, but where there is at least a sense that someone will step in to moderate at least the worst offenders should anyone seriously misbehave. Clubs. Bars. Churches. Book clubs. Concerts. Midnight costume party releases of geeky British books for school kids with a surprisingly large adult fan base. We may even seek out places, at times, for common types of expression: discussion groups, activist campaigns, poetry readings.

These structured forms of expression and interaction, are not dissimilar from the Collections/Communities Duality of Google+. I feel safer following your Tech Collection at first than you (as an example); you might advocate the extermination of other races somewhere on your profile, and my even following you might be seen by some as guilt by association... but if your Collection is only about tech, and I like tech, and we only talk about tech... then that is a safe start. If I find no credence to the idea that you are in some way repugnant or offensive to me thereafter, because your tech Posts made me more curious about the man or woman behind them, then I already have a good start towards a real connection: I know you and I can discuss a common interest and, if necessary, keep it separate from other things until we know each other better than that. Maybe we never will, and we'll just be two tech geeks who talk tech for years to come... if we both enjoy it, what is wrong with that?

A Community, meanwhile, provides a similar focus to Collections but lets a community of users add to the discussion, like a 'Collection' made by many. Well moderated, they can be excellent places to take those first steps that ease strangers into their interactions.

So far from 'getting rid of people', Collections and Communities help save people, by not requiring us all to be either one-dimensional sharers on only one topic, hyper curated sharers with mastery of privacy tools, or people trying to balance presenting multiple aspects of ourselves with not wanting to force everyone who follows us to hear every single thing we have to say or none of it. If you hate my sense of humor but love my tech or vice versa, I don't want to force you to choose! And the coolest thing about Collections: the more of them I use or you use, well considered, the more we can find the common ground! We may never be best buddies, but that is OK, as long as neither of us feels we have to be!

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15 Pro Blogging Tips Every Marketer Needs to Know
There is no better way to combine content marketing, social media marketing and SEO than blogging. Let’s take a look at just how powerful and effective blogging can be:

✓ Companies that blog get 97% more inbound links to their website.
✓ Blogs are rated as the fifth most trusted source for accurate information online.
✓ 61% of US online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog.
✓ Small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small businesses that don’t blog.

As you can see, there is a lot of value in blogging. If you want to get more traffic, build trust with your audience and generate qualified leads, then start implementing these pro blogging tips ASAP:

1. Create a Buyer Persona
2. Do Keyword Research
3. Learn From Your Competitors
4. Let Your Personality Shine Through
5. Grow Your Email List
6. Make a Blogging Schedule
7. Answer Your Customers’ Questions With Your Blog
8. Take Off the Sales Hat
9. Make Your Blog Posts Look Good
10: Make Your Blog a Go-To Resource
11. Don’t Only Use Text, Use Multimedia
12. Track Your Efforts
13. Optimize Your Blog Post for SEO
14. Quality > Everything Else
15. Be Patient

Dive into each tip here:

#blog #blogging #marketing #SEO #socialmedia
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Captain America: Civil War
Trailer World Premier

This looks intense. Almost feels like an (almost) Avengers movie. Only 3 members missing seem to be Thor, Hulk and Fury.

Just take my money right now.

#entertainment #marvelcinematicuniverse
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I was entertained by this.

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Google Search Gets a Dose of Star Wars for Chrome Users

Enter "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" in Address Bar and hit Return to initiate a search to see the latest Easter egg.

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How Many Subscribers and Opt-ins Will You Miss Out On For Not Following This Simple Strategy?

If I were to try and calculate how many subscribers I probably missed out on before doing this it would probably be in the several thousands.

Click here to read the full article:

I can't believe I had never thought to do this previously. After setting it up (which took me all of an hour to do) I had a 400% boost in average opt-in rate the next day.

Since then my average daily subscribers is still between 300-400% what it was before using this contextual call to action strategy.

So what are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now!

#blogging #contentmarketing #emailmarketing
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+Paula Allen I absolutely agree! And also highly recommend the conference. I'll be there. ;)
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Entrepreneur. Speaker. Social Media Enthusiast. Blogger at CMO at Weal Media. Co-founder at Warfare Plugins.
Currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Weal Media. I am a web designer, branding enthusiastblogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.

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"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."

For consulting, contact me here.

I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!

Some circles I might fit well into are:

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- Geeks
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Survived an encounter with Chuck Norris. Was on Google+ before the masses.
Digital Marketing Consultant, Designer, Blogger
Design, Branding, Social Media, WordPress, Blogging, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Modeling, Acting, Dialects/Accents, Public speaking, double-jointed
  • Weal Media
    Chief Marketing Officer, 2014 - present
    Responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives, branding and corporate messaging. Developing areas such as brand development, sales management, product development, distribution channel management, marketing communications, including advertising and promotions, pricing, market research, and customer service.
  • Warfare Plugins
    Co-founder, 2014 - present
    Branding, front-end product design, marketing, blogging, new product development and customer relationship development.
    Founder, Creative Architect, 2010 - 2014
    Helping individuals and brands excel online through social media and design. Cultivating creative ideas and turning them into visual and literal brilliance.
    Co-founder, Lead Editor, Web Designer, 2010 - 2013
    Helping you get the most out of Google+ through tips, tricks and tutorials.
  • Impact Shirts
    Designer, Digital Strategist, 2011 - 2014
    Designing custom screen-printed apparel, designing online web properties, managing digital presence on Google+, email newsletter development/implementation/deployment.
  • Shepherd of the Hills Church
    Director of Student Ministries, 2008 - 2011
    Youth and student ministries oversight, planning, teaching and program development. Also handled organization-wide graphics work and social media.
  • Steady Demand
    Social Media Specialist, 2014 - 2014
    Strategic management of client Google+ pages including: - Content creation - Circle management - Community development - Content curation - Graphic design
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