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Karen Callahan
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Attended Bentley College
Lives in Marlborough, MA
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If you are a Member of The Communicators Club in Worcester MA, there is a job opening for a #SocialMedia Specialist. If interested, contact me, and I'll send the details. (I'm the messenger, not the hirer.) #MassTechCollaborative  
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Mobilgeddon - Small impact being reported
Maybe you've heard of all the "Mobilegeddon" hoopla; if you have, it likely struck a little fear into your heart, triggering questions around what Google m
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For my #marketing colleagues. Enjoy!
 
The Best Community Managers Have These 5 Traits via Brandwatch
-*+Do you have an unfaltering attention to detail? Stellar sense of humour? Penchant for puns? In the newest entry in our mini-series on community management, we tackle the traits a community manager needs to have in order to get a … Continued
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Snorkling in the front yard today after catamaran tour of the lagoon and surrounds. View from our deck. Hilton Bora Bora. 
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Working with WP Project Manager Pro for the first time. So far, all good. I'll keep you posted.
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#WordPress Power #Bloggers can help themselves with SEO by using "smart" text links.
 
A few useful tips on writing better and smarter URLs by Rand Fishkin. From a SEO perspective. http://moz.com/blog/15-seo-best-practices-for-structuring-urls
It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO--the structure of domain names and URLs--and I think it's high time to revisit.
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#WordPress revisions...Much needed information for beginner WordPress bloggers to the WordPress Power #Bloggers!
 
Ever wanted to control how many revisions WordPress stored for each post type? Learn how to control revisions for post types in WordPress.
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WordPress 4.2 - Some useful updates. Needs to be updated from the #WordPress dashboard - no auto updates.
 
WordPress 4.2 is here - Make sure you update your site!

Also let us know which feature are you most excited about :)
WordPress 4.2 is available now as the first major release of 2015. Check out what's new in WordPress 4.2 with features and screenshots.
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Enjoyed the #WordPress #security tips. There's some overlap in the plugins, but each one has a unique piece well worth using to protect your #WordPress  website. Nicely done, Shane Paxton
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Top 100 Social Media Power Influencer List

To many of you in social media this is old news, but I was honored to be included on the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencer group for the third year in a row. I don't think there will ever be one definitive list, but I am always flattered to be recognized by anyone or any list. More than that, I am honored to say that I have met so many of the people on the list (even though all of them might not remember me ;-) that I have only the highest respect for. I won't name them because I'm the complaining about too much tagging go on ;-) , but it was nice to see one blogger from +Maximize Social Business make the list again: +Lilach Bullock . I hope that more make it next year!

For a list of some great people to follow or read books from, check out the entire list here: http://www.statsocial.com/#!/social-influencers/

#socialmediamarketing   #socialmediainfluencers  
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Updated: Using #PhpStorm8 for #WordPress Debugging & #Development http://bit.ly/1CimDCg ... two years since #desktopserver 's last visit

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Education
  • Bentley College
    MSCIS
  • Framingham State College
    BA Education
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Brings Life to Websites
Introduction
I started Adventures Online in 1997 after having worked in consulting firms, shrink-wrapped business software and insurance software development firms, and on internal, lights-out production software (alpha chip) at Digital Equipment Corporation.
 
Initially, website design and development were the offerings. Domain names and hosting were added shortly after, and in 2004 I installed my first WordPress blog.
 
Since then, it has been a love-hate relationship with WordPress. Mostly, love....LOVE the base product, the plugins and widgets, and the power that WordPress provides bloggers to influence their rank with the search engines. Hate the heaviness of the backend they've been building in to make it a true CMS.
 
Nothing has stopped me from using the product though. I have installed and customized over 70 WordPress blogs, and nowadays, I build most websites on the WordPress platform unless there is a good reason not to. Even wrote a kindle book for WordPress power bloggers.
 
I'll continue using the product, training clients on how to use it and how to add search engine optimization to their blogs, and writing custom functions for other clients.
 
And on the straight website development side... grateful for HTML5, CSS3, Ajax, jQuery, PHP and MySQL for making it easier to develop more robust websites that provide richer visitor experiences.
Bragging rights
2013 - Sept. 12th Became Honorary Member of the Marlborough Rotary (MA); 2008 Business Person of the Year awarded by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
Work
Employment
  • Adventures Online
    1997 - present
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    1991 - 1997
  • The Data Group
    1987 - 1988
  • ASA, INC.
    1984 - 1987
  • Data Concepts
    1983 - 1984
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Marlborough, MA
Karen Callahan's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
WOD Monday 9-15-2014 | CrossFit of Marlboro MA
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Location. 3 Brigham Street Marlboro, MA directions. FREE Intro Class. Every Saturday at 10:00 AM. Must reserve space. Call 774 641 0001. Ram

How To Make Twenty Fourteen (Or Any Other WP Theme!) Super
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This is the ultimate guide to giving the default WordPress theme, Twenty Fourteen, a superhero makeover. And what's more, these tips and tec

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50 Tweetable Twitter Tips, Mad Men Characters and More in HubSpot Content This Month [April Roundup]

Automating and Visualizing Data from Google Webmaster Tools | ISOOSI Blog
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Why rely on Google Webmaster Tools when you can essentially build your own? Learn how, and start getting the data you really need.

Befor & After Photos Emergency Signal Systems |
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photos before & after Residential Burglar Camera success

Analytics Academy
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View lessons from experts. View lessons from Google's digital analytics experts at your own pace. Test your knowledge. Apply what you learn

WOD Friday 2-21-2014 | CrossFit of Marlboro MA
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Location. 3 Brigham Street Marlboro, MA directions. FREE Intro Class. Every Saturday at 10:00 AM. Must reserve space. Call 774 641 0001. Ram

Deadlifts, Wall Balls, Burpees at CrossFit of Marlboro in Marlborough, M...
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Today's workout of the day consists of deadlifts, wall balls and burpees at CrossFit of Marlboro in Malborough, MA

Top 40+ Job Search Blog Posts of 2013 | JobMob
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Great job search reads that were read by many this past year.

What This Airline Did for Its Passengers Will Make You Tear Up - a Heart...
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WestJet did something so special for its passengers... it was a Christmas miracle you just have to see! The joy they spread that day will br

Bully Boss Show by Alan Sklover
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Push Up Challenge at CrossFit of Marlboro | CrossFit of Marlboro MA
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Location. 3 Brigham Street Marlboro, MA directions. FREE Intro Class. Every Saturday at 10:00 AM. Must reserve space. Call 774 641 0001. Ram

Provide Support, LLC
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Live chat software and real-time visitor monitoring tool for websites

Service Plans | Website Design Las Vegas | The Web Squad
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If a Custom Built, made to order website is a little too pricey, but your not ready to turn your companies online presence over to the do-it

WOD Monday 6-10-2013 | CrossFit of Marlboro MA
crossfitofmarlboro.com

Location. 3 Brigham Street Marlboro, MA directions. FREE Intro Class. Every Saturday at 10:00 AM. Must reserve space. Call 774 641 0001. Ram

2013 05 BEA - ’Mobile is eating the World’
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MOBILE IS EATINGTHEWORLDPresented at BEA, May 2013Benedict Evans@benedictevansEnders Analysis

WOD Monday 5-6-2013 | CrossFit of Marlboro MA
crossfitofmarlboro.com

Location. 3 Brigham Street Marlboro, MA directions. FREE Intro Class. Every Saturday at 10:00 AM. Must reserve space. Call 774 641 0001. Ram

18 Drawings You'll Swear Are Actual Photographs
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Take a look at this collection of amazing drawings -- and no, they're not photographs.

No stars. The WORST Customer service in the WORLD. They blew me out of the water with my modem the other day. EIGHT phone calls to get Internet access. Forced me to install their new modem. Two days later, I still cannot print and my computers don't talk to each other. I'm on my second call for today. Been told that the new modem they sent me will not work with my router. I have to disconnect everything and bring the router to my local Comcast. Can't get the phone number of that location to validate that they have the type of modem I need. Okay - found out that New Hampshire has the modem I need. They are mailing it to me. I don't work for Comcast. I PAY them to provide me with a service. I resent them changing my configuration to fit their needs - and making everything that I have spent time and money on NOT communicate - AND - making me lose communications for days.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Dined here 3-22-2014...Saturday night Wait quoted was 20 minutes. Wait was just about 20 minutes. Loud at first, then quieted down. Fresh bread with oil, hots, and Parmesan cheese brought to the table. Bread was FRESH! Service by Erica - Very good. Attentive without being overly attentive. Thai Chicken Lettuce wraps - OUTSTANDING - exact amount proportionately of ingredients, clean wraps with not too much drippage. Nice crunch with peanuts and veggies. Poached Pear Spinach Salad - Tasty.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The local Chamber of Commerce referred me to this fresh, modern, super clean shop on Cottage Street in downtown Bar Harbor. Echo Salon specializes in color and bridal. The shop was abuzz styling nails and hair for a wedding. I was a walk in for a double-process color, dry, & style, late morning on Friday Oct. 11, 2013. The decor is simple and uncluttered. The service is first class! The results are eye-catching... I have received many compliments on my hair and no one has quite put his/her finger on what I had done. For me, that's a sign of great work. Don't be misled by the easy, friendly personalities. This shop is seriously professional. Although I was a walk-in, I was treated with the warmth of being a long-time regular. The receptionist was friendly and professional. She hung up my coat, offered magazines to read, and brought me water. Alyssa, my stylist, was very friendly, professional with a great personality and spirit. She studied my hair type and color. Listened to what I wanted. Asked questions, made suggestions, and consulted with other stylists. Throughout the coloring and drying, she periodically checked in with me to make sure I was happy. My hair came out with the color I wanted and a beautiful healthy shine. (Echo Salon uses an organic product line.) The owner, Jefferson has a great spirit and friendly personality. He joined in the conversation, shared his suggestions, and made me feel welcomed. I consider myself lucky to have experienced Echo Salon that Friday, and I highly recommend that you schedule your appointment today!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Quiet. Good portion size. Affordable. Great variety.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Love Al Brodeur's South Street Auto! Had my 10 yo auto detailed there this week. It looks like I had the car painted. All the dents, shopping cart dings, tree branch scratches and miscellaneous scars have disappeared and been replaced with a smooth, rich and sparkling finish. It shines like black glass. Hat off to the expert auto detailers who converted my weary auto into a beautiful showpiece. Service before, after, and during was excellent as well! If you are in the MetroWest MA area, I highly recommend hiring Al Brodeur's South Street Auto as your auto detailer.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Finally, a cafe where you can hang out and hear yourself think! Cafe 641 is new to Hudson, MA. Been there approx. 2 months. I visited for the first time over the 2013 July 4th weekend. It was extremely hot in Massachusetts that weekend. Different sections had different levels of A/C. You had your choice of blasting cold, medium A/C, and warm areas. Front entrance has a screen door; atmospheric and warmer in that area. Bookcase against the wall with books for reading while you're relaxing. Food - Mostly sandwiches & crepes. Some pastries and soups. Affordable. I paid $6.00 for a breakfast crepe with cheese, onions, meat, eggs. Crepe was generously filled. Sandwiches were ~ $6.95. Coffee - Selections closer to Starbucks than Dunkin Donuts. I had a grande Cappuccino in a mug for $3.58. Tasty. Seating: You get a good choice of bellying up to the bar (wall), or comfy over-sized living room style chairs, or straight-backed chairs and tables, or more bar stools in the street windows. Plenty of electrical hookups spread around the cafe. Best of all for me, the music was background music. Atmospheric without being overwhelming. (I tend to spend a couple to several hours while working on projects on my laptop.) This background music was just right for working. Servers: Friendly, polite, in the background for the most part. I will return to Cafe 641.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent presentation. Great quality food. Pricey! Noisy!
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago