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Lives in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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There is a reason social media is popular, and I think it has a lot to do with working forty hours a week for an employer, staring at a computer screen, doing a job you probably got bored with after the first thirty days. Boredom is somewhat alleviated by distraction, and social media excels at distraction! And now that distraction is afforded to everyone, not just desk workers. Even a trash truck driver has enough time to check his Twitter feed ...
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In 1975, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) was created to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawyers working for the Department of Justice. But because the OPR reports to the Attorney General instead of the Inspector General, there are inherent conflicts of interest in the oversight of such cases. A report by the Project On Government Oversight found that over the last decade, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Justice ...
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THIS: "I support free speech. I oppose all censors. I abhor the killings. I mourn the dead. I am not Charlie."
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some really great #Tornado  video footage here - from the front porch!
 
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Most likely my final thoughts on my Google+ blogging experiment...
 
This will most likely be my last post on this page. The tl;dr is this: until you reach a critical mass of followers, Google+ is no place to blog. The engagement is abysmal. 

If you read about social media online, you will likely read a completely different take on G+ engagement, but that's because the advice is almost always geared toward big brands. +Mike Elgan has over 3.2 MILLION followers. His experience on G+ won't have even the slightest relationship to yours until you reach a similar level of followers. And that's why my own experience is so vastly different from Mike's. 

My engagement on G+ is almost zero.

So just to have a place to jot down my thoughts on social media, I'm going to do so here. But my biggest engagement on the topic will almost definitely come from when I link to it via Twitter. And that's the difference between the conventional wisdom and the real world.

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Some thoughts on social media engagement:

* Most advice is geared toward marketing and branding engagement, not personal.
* Most marketing and branding engagement is geared toward large companies, not entrepreneurs.
* Your small company and personal engagement experience will therefore not match most online advice.
* Facebook splits the experience. Your FB page engagement will differ wildly from your personal timeline.

I'm prompted to jot these notes by my own observations. Here's a basic breakdown of my social media thoughts and experiences:

Facebook

* I've been on FB longer than any other social media platform
* My followers are mostly people I know in real life
* Most would be considered 'family and friends'
* My former classmate engagement is minimal
* My overall engagement is greater than all other social media platforms
* Primary use is personal

Twitter

* Best platform for tracking niche areas of interest
* Decent engagement with those I follow - most respond to questions
* Follower engagement is high on my personal account, much lower for any other accounts
* Mostly used for my freelance business and personal
* One account is for following political, religious and environmental topics
* highest engagement is with other freelancers

Google+

* newcomer, but I'm in 300+ circles
* engagement is almost non-existent
* highest growth is for a page re: weather
* experiment of using G+ as exclusive blogging platform is an utter failure
* you can't translate the experience of high-profile individuals to normal people
* primary use is to follow certain niche areas of information - technology, renewable energy

I guess I might as well use some of that social media conventional wisdom (that I loathe) and end with a question...

Do my thoughts match your social media experience? What are your thoughts?
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W O W!
 
The Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) advanced prototype rocket just flew 1000m, hovered, and landed in Texas. WATCH (+cows!): http://youtu.be/ZwwS4YOTbbw
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This post just saved my sanity!
By default custom post types do not appear in a category or tag archive page, to change this behaviour add this function to the functions.php file. function show_cpt_archives( $query ) { if( is_category() || is_tag() && empty( $query->query_vars['suppress_filters'] ) ) { $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post', 'nav_menu_item', 'custom-post-type-name' )); return $query; } } add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'show_cpt_archives' …
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My first day without Facebook and Twitter is coming to a close, and so far I have survived. There were a few times where I wondered if anyone had responded or replied or reshared or liked or favori...
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It seems like this story could have used an editor. First, remove all video shots of the narrator. Second, make the length closer to 3 minutes. Third, get rid of the narration altogether. Fourth, take the best thoughts, ideas, quotes from the lengthy annoyingly rhyming poem and overlay them on the video. Keep the music. I think it would tell a much better story and be much more engaging. It would also probably receive less negative feedback.

There are some good points in here, but they're buried and obscured by the cheesy poetry reading.
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Painful truth
 
 made a little pie chart about dieting. 

Bonus panel here: http://theoatmeal.com/pl/dieting_pie_chart/rainblerchbow
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So - some people evidently didn't catch what happened at El Reno...
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i currently live in Mexico with my wife Dixie.

I develop WordPress, Shopify and SquareSpace sites for a living. 

I'm also the co-owner and head writer for Vagabondians Press, which publishes web sites and (soon) ebooks.

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Hand-coded my first blog in 1998 - ASP baby!
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