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Eli Fennell
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Lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I love this place. Total tourist trap.

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The best thing about stopping at #SouthOfTheBoarder  is getting Blenheim Ginger Ale. Good 'ol pink top!
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Good luck!
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That moment when you realize future generations won't really believe me when I tell them I remember life without the internet...
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It took up to half an hour to load a game from a cassette drive. Once the tape went bad and I wasted twenty minutes of my life.
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To build upon one of +Rachel Blum's points... if you use your followers as a mobilizable "troll army" to attack anyone online who you have a disagreement with, you deserve to lose any respect you gained before you did that.

You don't think in 3-years it ever occurred to me that I could turn my followers into an army to attack people I disagree with? But I don't, and I block anyone who mobilizes their own followers "against me" because the alternative is a pointless exercise in whose d**k is bigger.
I've been thinking about how exactly to say this for a while... but I need to talk about the rage and anger I'm seeing in quite a few posts.

To be clear: we all have the occasional post that steps over the line. I understand that. I am not talking about that. Everybody has said things in a rage that they later regretted. It happens.

But if you dedicate post after post to hate, bile, and vengeance, I want nothing to do with you. You will be uncircled, blocked, whatever it takes. 

If you open posts with "fuck the <insert slur here>", that is you. If you reshare exchanges between you and another person with the express goal of humiliating (or "doxing", because you don't want to admit that) that other person, that's you. If you are not capable of debating something without insults, that's you. If you wish death on other people, that's certainly you.

Some of the people I talk about also shared interesting content, so I followed them at some point. 

That was a mistake. I am not interested in a stream of negativity, and so, in bulk, I will say "Good bye" to those people. I wish you all the best, and I hope at some point you will be able to contain your rage, but I can't be around for it.

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That did cross my mind, +Joe Gross. But, like +Rachel Blum, I give them no opportunity to build momentum on my posts.

They hate, they go. I don't bother to check out their back (hi)story. Instead, engage with those looking to build meaningful relationships. 
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Love this bit:

"Comparatively, attendees at Apple's conference -- whom Ivanovic noted "highlighted just how insular and superior a lot of Apple developers act and feel" -- aren't as open. "If you don't believe me, just join a group of them at WWDC and whip out your Android phone. Within moments, you'll wish you had whipped out something less offensive, like your genitalia, instead."
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Real men run Replicant.

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tl;dr - The Serpent in the Garden was the original Love Doctor.
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No worries. The pope will take care of this; pending apple ban world wide.
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It is never worth hating someone over their religion.


That goes for atheists, too, and I mean it also applies to atheists. Not just about them.

How or if you worship God, gods, or whatever else is not my concern. How you treat others is all that matters to me.
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+Edouard Tavinor Not my battle.
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They sure do make some picturesque mornings here in North Carolina.
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nice atmospheric scene :)

also #cableicous  
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I'm leaving on a jet plane, but I know when I'll be back again, and I'm finally at long last bringing the woman I love and her son whom I adore home with me.
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That's great news, +Eli Fennell. :)
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Some days, it is really hard not to be paranoid.

#Privacy   #RFID   #StrangeButTrue  
Tweet TweetJohn T. Brugle, Ph.D and Mary Franz, Ph.D, M.P.H. Wyoming Institute of Technology, Human Studies Division ePUB Ahead of Print   Abstract   Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chips have been used extensively in wildlife ecology and conservation to identify and track individual specimens in a population. It has been unknown, however, how often RFID …
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Yeah, everything on that recently created website is a wind-up. It appears to have connections to the satire website, National Report, which has had a lot of success trolling people with paranoia-inducing nonsense about RFIDs.
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Nadella's Email to Microsoft Employees

Satya Nadella is proving to be aggressive in his pursuit of remaking Microsoft's culture.  His latest email to employees hits all the right high notes and shows him to be the sort of visionary CEO the Redmond Giant has needed for many years now.
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The tone of voice is certainly very different. I don't recall Steve Ballmer quoting Nietzsche or Rainer Maria Rilke. And the text is a lot more inspirational than the regular "strategy" docs I saw when I worked at Microsoft.
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No Revenue, No Profits, No Users?  No Problem!
Phantom CYNK Social Network Exploding on Wall Street

From the "Money?  We don't need to make no stinkin' money!" file comes the case of CYNK, a mysterious company with one listed employee, no revenue or profits, and a social network which may or may not have any actual users.

Yet CYNK's stock value on Wall Street has grown to a market value of over $4bn.  That's billlion, with a b.  Just in case "Yo" seemed entirely too cluttered and unfocused, what with its actual user base, CYNK will give you that feeling of limitless open space one normally gets only while on deep space exploration by yourself.

You say there's no tech bubble, that this isn't a sign of a new Dot Com bust in the making?  In that case, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, and unlike CYNK, people actually use the bridge.

#CYNK   #TechBubble   #SiliconValley  
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+Chris McGregor That sounds socia-licious!  I'll take fifty stocks please!
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    Social Media Manager, 2013 - present
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    Network Administration, Maintenance and Deployment, Managing and Controlling Audiovisual Systems for Remote Learning Courses
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The Key to Social Media is Being Social
I love technology and how it changes our lives.  There's something almost spiritual about how new technologies connect and empower us.  And it's really cool, too.

I talk about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery, and occasionally try my hand (with some successes and some failures) at a bit of humor.  I love to create conversations across my social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing.  I am available to help small businesses succeed at SEO & Social Media, and for I.T.  You can contact me by email at

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  • Active User Since Beta
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  • Contributor for Wojdylo Social Media & Wojdylo Finance
  • Contributor for Imassera News
  • Past Contributor for TekPersona
  • Have Appeared in Hangouts On Air Alongside Mark Traphagen, Jesse Wojdylo, Ronnie Bincer, Peter G. McDermott, J.C. Kendall (R.I.P.), Ray Hiltz, Melissa Carlson, Sarah Hill, DeAno Jackson, Adam Eyster, Yifat Cohen, Martin Shervington, Lee Smallwood, Meilani MacDonald, Sana Ahmed, and Others
  • Known for Commentary, Analysis, and Reviews of Technology and Social Media Trends and Strategies.

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How to Get the Most Out of Google+

Be yourself.  Be passionate.  Be open.  Share.  Leave great comments.  Make great stuff, whatever it is, photos, memes, thought provoking articles, selfies, geekery, stories about your children, your adventures and misadventures, your day, your home life, your professional life.  Use Social Media however you want to!

Seek out people with similar interests and passions, or people whose interests inspire you, or people who are just great to talk to.  Make it your own.  Talk to the world, and be prepared for the world to talk back.  If no one you know is using Google+, try meeting people who are, because in my experience we're mostly a friendly lot.  Above all else, be authentic.

Did you know Google has made an Official Guide for growing your presence on Google+?  It's called the Google+ Partner Playbook and it's free to download.

My First Viral Post

Every story of social media success begins somewhere.  Mine began with the following post on Google+ (which was also an article on my personal blog): Google+ IS and WILL BE a Huge Success

The article was shared by Mark Traphagen, who has since become a true friend, and from there spread farther and faster than I had ever imagined anything I wrote would.  Nearly two years later, I still stand behind the substance of that post, and I'm glad I saw the potential of Google+ in the early days.  That first spark of social networking connection inspired me to dive deeper into the online realms, and now I get to enjoy the company of thousands of great minds and great souls all around the world.


I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.  I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials we faced.

I'm an absolute technology geek.  If software runs on it, I want to know about it.  I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me.  I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and Homeland.  The geekery runs deep within me, but so does the artist and the dreamer.

I'm also an Elder Scrolls addict, 1/16th Ewok, half Vulcan, and three-quarters Irish potato stew.

Follow me on Google+ and Twitter, or follow my blogs at Social Media ForecastTech Nerd Corner.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
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I was there at the fall of Arcadia. Someday, I might even come to terms with that.
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