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Ian M Rountree
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Have you ever read/watched a tutorial for a task you know how to complete really well already?

You probably got the feeling about halfway through that the way the tutorial was addressing the task was totally bonkers and had no alignment with what you KNOW to be the best way to address that problem.

That is, in a nutshell, what using Android Wear feels like right now.
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Important messages have a habit of slipping our radar - but that's going to change, at least for Amber Alerts, thanks to Facebook working with Canadian authorities on an Alert system for the news feed.
 
More proof of Social Media's potential; Facebook is launching an Amber Alert system for Canada, to notify those near a search area of missing children. http://hubs.ly/y0QJXT0
Facebook users in Canada will soon receive Amber Alert notifications to their timelines in an effort to help locate missing children in their area.
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There's an important Easter egg in this post about +Hello Websites future - wonder how many people will figure it out. :)
 
All's "fair" in local business marketing. This week, we're looking at how Facebook's Local Awareness helped drive success for our client, Wonder Shows. http://hubs.ly/y0NzPd0
Facebook Local Awareness creates new opportunities for reaching people nearby and promoting your local business.
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There's going to be a lot of chatter about Alberta's historic election results today - I'd strongly suggest, even if you believe you're up on politics in general and Alberta in specific - that you run through this tool to see where you actually stand.
I was surprised with my results, but it's certainly settled some of the questions I had about the election, and reactions I've heard from people about it already.
I'll trot this out again when it's time in Manitoba, if I remember. We're still about a year away, looks like.
[Mirrored from Facebook.]
Vote Compass is an award-winning application, showing you how your views align with those of the candidates running for election.
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WordPress user? Please update your sites asap, or watch for the auto-update if you have that turned on.
 
Keep on top of your WordPress updates everyone. In the meantime, until this is patched, disable WordPress blog comments.

Update: WordPress has actually now released a patch for this issue: https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/wordpress-4-2-1/
A new exploit in WordPress was disclosed today, revealing that an XSS attack can be made through comments on a WordPress blog. There are examples of hackers attempting to exploit this in the wild, so the threat is definitely a significant one to webmasters who allow commenting through WordPress. From the Sucuri Blog: If your …
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Thought experiment.

I spent years filtering my stream for (mostly) marketing, blogging, and tech interests. However, having soured on a lot of sources, and finding very little of interest in Twitter particularly, I wonder how long it would take - and what steps would be required - to dismantle that filter bubble and build a new one, on purpose, around a much broader variety of interests?

Thoughts?
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This is suddenly my very favorite thing. What is it? It's a collection of morbidly useless things.
Check out rehabstudio’s Internet of Useless Things. A list of useless ideas and a guide to avoid making them.
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This. All day long.

(I have NO idea where it's from. If you know, say so, so the genius can get credit.)
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Absolutely! I should clarify; I don't know who made the GIF itself.
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Friendly reminder: keeping your plugins up to date is important. Sometimes because of new features, sometimes because of issues like this.
 
Yes, more Wordpress plugin exploits... and this one includes Wordpress SEO, All in One SEO, Google Analytics by Yoast and WPTouch, among a ton of others.  Most were patched late yesterday, so get updating :)
Many very popular plugins for SEOs, including WordPress SEO, Google Analytics by Yoast, All In one SEO and WPTouch.  WPTouch is particularly noteworthy as many webmasters used it to get their websites ready for Google’s mobile friendly ranking algo. Securi disclosed the issue and the known affected plugins. This particular exploit could be done on …
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If you're reading this on a G+ app, rather than on the web (because who uses desktops for G+ anymore?) then it probably applies to you more than you'd guess.
 
How much time do you spend on your mobile devices? When you're using a smartphone or tablet, do you just use the apps, or do you read articles - or search for things - through a browser as well?

Mobile search use is increasing - and as of April 21st, Google will begin including mobile experience as a ranking factor within mobile search results. If you're not absolutely sure your website is ready, now is the time to find out. http://ow.ly/KZftl
As of April 21st, Google is going to be changing how "mobile friendly" websites appear in search on mobile devices. Is your website ready?
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Education
  • Ecole Powerview School
  • R.D.Parker Collegiate
  • Juniper Elementary
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Male
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In a relationship
Other names
Ian Michael Rountree
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Professional Writer, MMO Guild Leader, Hack Statistician
Introduction
Both in my professional and personal lives, I spend the majority of my time helping people better understand web based publishing and communication.

As an online marketer, I taught clients to use the available tools to create awareness of their businesses, and communicate with potential customers at their point of comfort using social media.

As a blogger on my own time, I wrote about blending social sciences, technology, and marketing practices to make communication easier to understand in more contexts, and more effective for those using it for business growth.

More detail about the work I've done can be found at http://www.ianmrountree.com/about/
Bragging rights
Able to survive the stuffiest progression runs without stress or gear jealousy.
Work
Occupation
Copywriter, Online Marketer
Employment
  • Hello Websites
    Copywriter, Online Marketing, 2014 - present
  • Unspeakable Media
    Partner, 2013 - 2014
  • Modern Earth Web Design
    Online Marketing Specialist, 2010 - 2012
  • The Source
    Store Manager, 2005 - 2010
  • Community Access Program
    Lab Administrator, 2000 - 2000
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Currently
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Previously
Thompson, Manitoba - Launceston, Tasmania - Windsor, Ontario - Pine Falls, Manitoba