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Francine Hardaway
Works at Stealthmode Partners
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Half Moon Bay and Phoenix
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It does need fixing, but not shutting down.
 
How to fix Google+.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/TFqqXy )

Through much of its existence, Google's social network has often been criticized as a "ghost town" that's "dead" and about to be shut down. The criticisms always come from non-users.

Google+ fans always chime in to rebut those criticisms, often flooding the story or post with disagreement. With all those passionate users, how can it be a ghost town?

The controversy about Google+ engagement never seems to end.

But whatever the current level of activity on Google+ is, it could be vastly higher if Google itself wasn't holding back users by suppressing public posts, removing comments, hiding amazing content and failing to fully use the technology it has already developed.

Here are 10 ways Google could radically crank up the engagement on Google+: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2917780/social-media/10-ways-to-fix-google.html

#Google+ #GooglePlus  
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Prince William and Kate Middleton named their child after a spider. #Charlotte
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Twitter's new algorithm is showing me only local friends and none of the journalists I go on Twitter to see. #fail 
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Great article by @Jessicalessin's husband on Uber feedback: https://www.theinformation.com/The-Downside-of-Positive-Feedback?token=9b11dd91684a01b24dc3eba7b47f610c good suggestions.
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Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." 
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Laughing out loud at this quote from Ted Royer, New York chief creative officer, Droga5 "In 2025 everyone will get communications from companies jacked directly into their faces. It will be a constant stream of light, sound and emotion received through an alien face hugger/Oculus Rift combination. And we'll all be okay with that because by then corporations will have convinced us that they are our huge best friends, like skyscraper-sized dogs. So to sum up: Giant building-size dogs will pump brand love messages directly into our faces." Here's looking at you, Robert Scoble​ :-)
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Today is "register your grandchild in something wonderful" day for me. Just helped Amanda Kirkpatrick​ register Adyn for Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp and Jerry​ and Jamie Kirkpatrick​ register Parker at Adams Traditional PreSchool. Profoundly happy that both of my former foster kids seek the best for their own progeny and willing to help when I can. #longjourney #wishIwererich.
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Exclusive: News app Circa is seeking a buyer - Fortune
Mobile news app was unable to raise new venture capital funding.
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Schools need to teach some business if education reform is to succeed, and teaching needs to become more exciting as a profession to attract more energetic people.​
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This past weekend I spent the morning as a volunteer for SySTEM Schools at a job fair for teachers called the Great Arizona Teach-In. Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, the Teach-In is an in-person exchange where new teachers and teachers who wish to change jobs -- or have to change jobs because of layoffs or relocation -- can come and meet with schools that are hiring. SySTEM, of course, is hiring. Boy, did I learn a lot. For one thing, I learned that many veteran Arizona teachers are so burned out that they cannot even summon enough energy to present themselves properly for a job interview. They are amazingly lackluster and apathetic as a group, or at least they appeared to be so as they walked around the hotel ballroom looking for schools that were hiring. Half of them looked as though they had just suffered a death in the family. They're not looking at their potential employers as an exciting challenge, but just as a paycheck within commuting distance. The first question almost everyone asked us was "where are you located"? And that's on our web site and our brochure. Many also lack specific certifications for what they want to teach and seem unwilling to go in and take a certification test in sixth grade math or history. We saw an alarmingly small number of people I personally would let into a classroom to teach my child. I also learned that charter schools are not necessarily taking students from public schools -- only certain ones are. Many charter schools are struggling, either because they started up in neighborhoods without enough children or because they didn't know enough about finances. This would be akin to opening a store without doing market research about the nearby trade area, or operating one without counting the cash at the end of the day. On the gossip front, I learned that TesserAct, a private school whose board I was on when the parents bailed it out less than a decade ago, is once again at risk because somebody in the administration had been cooking the books and skimming off the top (this from a teacher whose colleagues are being let go.) An investigation is now under way. When I was on that board, we had an entire room full of business people who pored over the financials in an almost line item manner. We all knew how to read a P&L and we did. It’s remarkable how quickly that board either deteriorated or lost interest in providing oversight to the school. Now that I’m on the SySTEM Schools board, I’m looking at this school's books and budget, and warning every month: “don’t run out of cash.” My experience as a start up consultant has stood me in good stead in the education arena, because I can see that the strength of educators is not financial. No wonder the business-driven charters are succeeding and some of the most visionary have failed. It takes more than a mission to keep a school open. I have a couple of suggestions after my new-found learning: education schools need to teach some business if education reform is to succeed, and teaching needs to become more exciting as a profession to attract more energetic people. 
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Education
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Syracuse University
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Friends, A relationship
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Other names
Francine Olman
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I'm a kickass coach for early stage businesses who also need a good evangelist.
Introduction
I'm an extrovert for whom social media was made. Three time entrepreneur, angel investor, and mentor to over 600 businesses. Now coaching and mentoring all over the world.

I've also been an English Professor, an author, a mother, a foster mom, a yoga practitioner, a world traveler, and a catalyst for business growth.

Oh, and I built a geodesic dome home in the 70's. That probably says it all.
Bragging rights
I raised three foster kids to be taxpayers
Work
Occupation
Accelerator for tech businesses
Employment
  • Stealthmode Partners
    Accelerator for tech businesses, present
  • Intel
  • Hardaway Marketing Services
  • Innovative Environmental Products
  • Hardaway Connections
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Half Moon Bay and Phoenix
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New York - Phoenix - Half Moon Bay - New York
This salon is very different from your average salon. It's a quiet, intelligent place where the customer is taken seriously, and gossip is at a minimum. Both David and Frank are true professionals with many years of experience and a willingness to learn new things. They are also fun to talk to. They're good listeners to what you want, and really try to give it to you and/or make constructive and honest suggestions. And this place is CLEAN.
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