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John Maver
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Attended Purdue University
Lives in Reading, MA
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you look HOT! :)
 
Enjoying a cold one with my new #RedSox  koozie and Sriracha shirt courtesy of my buddy +Jeff Cutler.
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Great summary of Zachary's excellent 4 post series
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This is such a key step to take to make your community soar
 
A good overall plan makes it easy to execute on daily tactics, so you can post consistently! 

Check out my how-to on building a content calendar so you can learn this valuable skill!
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Now that Mailbox is available on iPad, I am finding using across devices to be pretty nice. However, I really wish that they would support my own labels instead of their custom ones. It doesn't match my Web workflo
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Hello, everyone. We are doing a new blog series on Community Management from our experience with our clients. I would love to get some feedback and some of your own experiences that we could include in a follow up post. Would any of you be interested?
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I love supporting this!
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I think this is really important for brands to think about for the rest of this year and beyond
 
Here we go again - Facebook reportedly slashing organic reach for brands again. Read on to find out what it means and what you can do about it... #facebook   #facebookmarketing  
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Good analysis on measuring engagement
 
Don't miss part 3 of our series on the Veritasium Facebook Likes Fraud video, where we cover Derek Muller's Virtual Cat experiment!

This post ran a bit long, so it's broken up into two posts. You can find a link to the second one within the first post. http://www.thoughtlabs.com/2014/03/06/veritasium-fake-likes-part-three/
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Very interesting how much Social has taken over
 
Google Ranking Factors for 2013 Show How Essential Social Media Has Become

An investigation by Search Metrics into which factors play the largest part in determining ranking in Google SERPs.  *For 2013, social significance is the most important!*

(especially Google+.  Who would've thought?)

See the full post here: http://bit.ly/11KN0Nj
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Even just the first one - showing that you are listening - makes a huge difference.
 
Our Community Manager, Zachary Chastain, has shared his 3 top suggestions for not just getting fans and followers to engage with content, but to become a real community! 

What do you think?
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Social Media Strategist, Co-Founder, Author
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Rapid learning, bridging the technical and non-technical worlds, thinking as the customer, being passionate
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  • Thought Labs
    Principal and Founder, 2007 - present
    Thought Labs provides consulting services for social media with a specialization in Social Networking technologies. We work closely with our clients to build their social media investments from their inception to maturity with a strong focus on ROI. We can help clients unravel the uncertainty of entering into the world of Facebook, OpenSocial, Web 2.0, and social media. We provide an entire range of services that meets the needs of today's demanding web markets: custom application development, widget and gadget creation, marketing and advertising advice, development of ROI metrics for marketing campaigns, user-generated content platform analysis and creation (wikis, blogs, and forums), and social networking expertise. Let us help you to make your social media visions a reality. http://www.thoughtlabs.com
  • Compuware
    Team Lead, 6 - 6
    I led a team of hand-picked Principal Engineers to develop advanced technologies and components used across the NuMega DevPartner suite. Pioneered the use of the SCRUM agile methodology to produce Visual Studio 2008 integration, Vista kernel monitoring, and Net profiling and injection components. Our team also heavily used Test-Driven Development via NUnit, NAnt, CruiseControl.net, Visual Studio Team System, and daily automatic VMWare-based tests. I created a staged software development strategy to help the company advance its CMM progress. I also created a behavioral interview process that helped our team make sure that we hired exactly the right people technically and interpersonally.
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    Senior Software Engineer, 9 - 6
    - Documented a Software Estimation methodology for the NuMega Lab's CMM level 2 - Developed the initial integration into Visual Studio 2008 and worked with all DevPartner product teams on their integrations - Prototyped an advanced .Net instrumentation and analysis tool for performance recommendations based on actual measurements - Received the ACE award from the Microsoft Visual Studio team for participation in their VSIP program - Created a common component for all product integration into Visual Studio 2005 - Built the first completely .Net based DevPartner front-end for DevPartner Performance and Coverage Analysis - Designed and built an event roll-up based UI for BoundsChecker 7 - Created the first Visual Studio 7 integration for DevPartner BoundsChecker 7 - Prototyped the UI for a new task based version of DevPartner CodeReview - Rewrote large portions of DevPartner Failsafe to dramatically reduce support calls
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Reading, MA
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North Andover, MA - Cincinnati, OH - West Lafayette, IN - Norwich, NY - Aurora, ON - Unionville, ON
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Living a great family life while always learning and teaching others
Introduction
I love to create. I have created via code, building debugging software or Facebook apps for myself and clients. I co-created a social media company to let me build communities and for others. 

I love to learn. I have always been fascinated by the process of learning, and read and watch shows on many subjects. I also like to actively engage people to learn about what they do - life is so full of amazing things.

I love to teach. I co-wrote a book on Facebook Application Development, I have done many talks, I even helped teach a class to gifted high-school kids about psychology in college. 
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4 kids - 3 girls! Wrote a book, started a company, still have my hair :)
Education
  • Purdue University
    B.A. in Management, 2000 - 2005
  • Purdue University
    B.S. in Psychology, 2000 - 2005
  • Boston University
    M.S. in Computer Science
    In progress
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jmaver, John J. Maver, John J. Maver, Jr.
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