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Jordan Hawker
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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+Amber Galloway Gallego - Rap God (ASL cover)

Check out this insane #ASL  signing of #Eminem 's "Rap God" track!

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What if she is like that South African Nelson signer? #LOL  What if she's not signing for real,... what if...
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+Home Free - The Butts Remix

Check out this hilarious and amazing #mashup  of some of your favorite "butt" songs from the men of #HomeFree !

#Acapella
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Keone Madrid ft. Stkgz - Bold As Love

Keone shows us the power of dance to transcend language barriers as he teams up with the incomparable Sh*tkingz for this great #JohnMayer  track!

#Dance   #Dancergy  
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Love the musicality in this routine. Was inspired to name my son Keone after seeing him dance.
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Indoor Surfing!

Check out this sweet flow riding video from +devinsupertramp!

Happy #Thrillsday  :)
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That looks like such fun:-D
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Postmodern Jukebox - Creep (Vintage Radiohead cover)

It's been a while since I've really fallen in love with a #PostmodernJukebox  track, but this one was so good I had to share it!  +ScottBradleeLovesYa and he's back in full force!

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Old West Dance Battle

+ScottDW is back with another themed dance battle...check it out!

Featuring +Megan Batoon!

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+Phillip Chbeeb - HypnoTrip

This performance by Pacman of #StepUp , #SYTYCD , and #ABDC  fame is utterly mind-blowing!

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Interesting thoughts from +John Skeats on the phenomena surrounding shared circles on G+!

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Shared Circles: Think Twice Before Getting Involved

Google+ shared circles allow people to send copies of their circles to other users. Shared circles have their uses but, like anything else online, you need to be careful with them because adding random shared circles can seriously compromise your Google+ experience. 

Shared circles are not as important now as they were in the early days of Google+ before communities existed. At that time, shared circles were really the only practical way of establishing the equivalent of a community of people who could all communicate with each other. Now it is easier for people to simply join communities than to have to constantly pass around updated shared circles so everyone has the current list.

The good side of shared circles
A quality shared circle provides you an easy way to establish contact with new and interesting people on Google+. With only a few clicks, you can add them to your circles and liven up your Home stream with interesting material from the new people. Similarly, you help others find interesting people quickly by sharing your circles with people having similar interests.

The dark side of shared circles
The content of both your Home stream and What's hot is heavily influenced by the people you have circled. Adding random shared circles can therefore turn both into pure junk streams. Most of the posts you see in your Home stream are from people you have circled. Additional posts are included which were +1ed by people in your circles and (depending on your settings) from What's Hot. Google has not shared the details of how the content of What's hot is customized for each person, however there is overwhelming evidence that one of the major factors is the people in your circles. People who manage their circles carefully report that their What's hot contains very meaningful and interesting posts whereas people who have added many random people -- or many random shared circles -- generally report the opposite. The most compelling evidence of a link between circles and What's hot, however, is that people who have cleaned up their circles report an immediate improvement in What's hot

Depending on your settings, adding random shared circles might also allow the circle members to create Google+ notifications for you or to start Hangouts with you. It might also give them access to personal information you intended to be shared with only a limited audience.

How to recognize good and bad shared circles
I recommend adding shared circles only if at least one of the following is true:
-- You already know the people in the circle and know you want to see their material in your Home stream.
-- You know who built the circle and how it was built. For example, circles shared by Google of people they have identified as Top Contributors, or circles created as a group project where people are nominated to be included for reasons which would make you want to see see their posts would fit this condition.

The surest sign that a shared circle is questionable is if it offers the option to be included in future generations of the circle if you add, +1, and comment on the current generation of the circle. That allows undesirable people to join very easily -- so those circles frequently include spammers and other people who you would not otherwise consider adding to your circles. On the other hand, people who are truly the top Google+ users in terms of providing high quality content virtually never join such circles (although they might be added by the creator of a shared circle to give the impression the circle was endorsed by those people). I strongly recommend not participating in any such shared circles. 

What to do when you receive a shared circle
Unless you trust a shared circle for one of the reasons given above, you should always treat a shared circle with suspicion. I personally never add shared circles that allow people to join in the manner described above. For other shared circles, I recommend checking the profiles of the people in the circles to see if they share the kinds of posts you want to see in your Home stream. In practice, this means I never add large shared circles because checking hundreds of profiles takes too much time. 

To check the membership of a shared circle, push the button to add the circle. Doing that displays the member list so you can make a good decision before the people are actually added. You can view the profiles of people in the shared circle and remove people you do want (by clicking the "X" that will appear in the upper right hand corner of their card when you move the cursor over the card). If you want to add the people, you can enter either the name of a new or existing circle in the field at the top. Then push the button to either create the circle or add the people to an existing circle.  (Note that using an existing circle adds the people to that circle. It does not replace your current circle.)

It is a good practice to add a shared circle as as a new circle initially because it gives you an easy way to reverse the the process. You can then simply delete the circle if you change your mind. If you added the people to existing circles, however, you would have to crawl through whichever circle you added the people to and remove them individually.

Google Policy Considerations
Both Google+ profiles and pages are limited to a total of 5000 people and pages in their circles. Adding large circles can obviously lead you to reach that limit very quickly and leave you with a major cleanup job before you can add people you really want in your circles.

Rule #7 of the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html) says "Do not aggressively add people to your circles." Adding large shared circles frequently can lead to your account being flagged for violating that rule. If that were to happen, the number of people you could add to your circles per day could be very seriously limited.
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Power Peralta - Ghosttown

Amazing dance duo puts together a powerful #Madonna  piece!

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Insane Devil Sticks!

It's been a bit, so let's kick off a great #Thrillsday  with some skill and precision!
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Boyce Avenue - Game of Thrones (Acoustic cover)

Beautiful cover of the #GameOfThrones  title track by +boyceavenue!

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    M.S. Technology Management, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    B.S. Computer Science, 2006 - 2010
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
    H.S. Diploma, 2003 - 2006
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Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
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February 25, 1988
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Dancer, DJ, Web Developer, Commoogler, Gamer. Need I say more?
Introduction
No, really.  I don't have anything else. >.>
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I was in a movie! :D
Work
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UI Designer for Yahoo!
Employment
  • Yahoo!
    UI Designer, 2013 - present
  • Monsanto
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
    I develop enterprise-level web applications for internal use by our regulatory & compliance division as well as their field collaborators, collecting and aggregating data for thousands of experimental trials that are reported to government agencies each year.
  • Echobands, LLC
    Associate Web Developer, 2011 - 2011
    I worked on the beta website for a music website; essentially the music-equivalent of Hulu.
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Graduate Programmer, 2007 - 2010
    I held various different hourly jobs for projects under the NCSA umbrella, stretching anywhere from mapping relationships of people and organizations to using streaming camera arrays to build a virtual 3-D dimension for people to interact with over long distances.
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Santa Clara, CA - St. Louis, MO - Urbana, IL - Champaign, IL - Aurora, IL - Charleston, IL
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Fantastic chicken & waffles, I'll be back frequently for sure!
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I don't understand the negative reviews here...when I went the food was excellent, and the service was both friendly and prompt. We had to wait a bit to get our check, but it wasn't really an issue.
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For Pete's Sake, amazing! Their sandwiches are absolutely delicious, huge, and price well. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing, plus there is outdoor seating available!
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This place is the best sushi restaurant in town! Not as expensive as KO Fusion or Kamakura, but with better quality food! The chef's special roll is definitely worth getting every time, they show off great creativity in the dish.
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Excellent food and service! I got the combination platter, and it was great to get a sampling of a lot of their best dishes. Even though they were extremely busy, the server took my order after only a couple minutes wait, and he was apologetic about it taking even that long. I do wish that they had a combination platter that came with a Kebab and a little less spinach, as at least half my plate had spinach on it (not my favorite). Still, I really enjoyed the other dishes, and I did think the spinach dishes were pretty good as well. I'll definitely come back here again!
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Great menu, great food, great place! I just checked this place out, and it was great! The steak sandwich is a little pricey, but at the same time totally worth it. Those filet medallions were cooked perfectly to order and the spices were delicious! Staff was friendly and attentive as well.
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