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Reading: #feminism #tech
As someone who moved to San Francisco about a year ago from Dallas, I was really struck by how progressive everything here was. Silicon Valley seems to be the
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"And some trolls are explicit about it. “If you can’t handle it, get off the internet.” That’s a persistent refrain my colleagues and I hear when we confront our harassers. But why? Why don’t YOU get off the internet? Why should I have to rearrange my life – and change careers, essentially – because you wet your pants every time a woman talks?"

Reading: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/02/what-happened-confronted-cruellest-troll-lindy-west?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email
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This is a brilliant piece. I have the This American Life piece queued up on my computer ready for listening.
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Street Books has become an important resource for homeless men and women seeking reading materials -- and a connection.
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Some SEO and content creation pointers that will help you kick off 2015. I hope they help you. :) 
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Make sure the FCC hears your voice on net neutrality: http://ofa.bo/c1Sr
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Tragedy of the commons.
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World's first 3D printed car unveiled in Chicago, immediately declared inferior by lovers of New York style 3D printing bit.ly/1t8mIVO 
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Soft sexism, everyday sexism, unconscious bias. It matters. 

"It’s basically having everything you do be treated as less relevant, brilliant, important, or worth consideration. I’ve been called not bubbly enough. I’ve been told my complaint about a coworker was a personal beef and not objective. I’ve been asked to do silent work again and again to prop up the work of men without recognition or credit for it. I’ve had ideas stolen outright by men and watched them garner high praise for them.

I’ve asked friends about their own experiences: one lamented being one of the few women on a team and getting a text that a certain coworker would really like cookies for their birthday. Another remembered just noticing “coincidences,” like how the majority of middle management were women, while all the VPs were men. A woman told me she’d recently been asked to hold someone “emotionally accountable” for a project. The fuck. Another said in meetings she is always assumed to have taken notes, even though it’s not at all part of her job description."

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If you are a working woman who has read anything about the Ellen Pao discrimination case, your reaction has likely been one of unease and disappointment. Turns out that soft sexism—something very real, likely something you’ve experienced personally—is a slippery thing to prove in a court of law. But that doesn’t mean we should stop talking about it.
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Laurence J. Peter (The Peter Principal) was right!
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If you make art, not content, watch this.

"You are not a 'content creator.'" youtu.be/MeparJ4dyBI
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For many years, the Mission has been the battleground for protests over evictions, tech shuttles, gentrification and the soaring cost of living. The Mission's longtime residents are struggling to make businesses work, fighting to keep a foothold in their homes and coping with an unprecedented influx of wealth. For them, the shift is far more nuanced than catchy protest slogans. #AChangingMission
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The tab for excessive global infrastructure spending is coming due. Can innovation save the day? http://bit.ly/McKInfStrain
A huge spending tab looms. The financial pressures will prompt nations to think creatively about their needs. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Louie is always dropping some wisdom in the middle of his dark comedy. Great show. 
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Content Marketing, Emerging Media and Business Specialist, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Seeker, Doer
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  • McKinsey & Company
    Social Media Editor, 2014 - present
  • Story Engage
    Author, Content Marketer, 2014 - 2015
  • Director of Content and Founder Magnitude Media; Leslie Poston, Writing, Speaking
    2004 - 2014
  • Mashable, Blorge, Profy, Lost in Technology, More
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Author Social Media Metrics for Dummies, Grande Guide to Social Advertising, Co-Author Twitter for Dummies, Contributor Social Media ProBook - LA Kings, Bruins, Red Sox, Pats, Books, Music, Film, Sailing, Oceans. Deeply Ink'd.
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Author: Social Media Metrics for Dummies (June 2012, Wiley) BUY NOW!   (Like it? Review it!)

Co-Author: Twitter for Dummies (June 2009, 2010 Wiley)  BUY/DOWNLOAD

Author: Grande Guide To Social Advertising DOWNLOAD / READ

Contributor: Social Media ProBook DOWNLOAD / READ

Past Author Credits: Mashable, Profy, Blorge, StyleCareer, Eloqua, IMN, BzzAgent, Salesforce

A leading authority in emerging media, transmedia, brand and business development, I have devoted much of my adult life to social and emerging media and its application to the real world. My business (Magnitude Media) has been involved with businesses of all shapes and sizes as their emerging media specialist and business growth source including, but by no means limited to: Hewlett-Packard, Left Bank Films, Fight It Out, Company C, Indian Head Resort, LIM College, Hayward & Company, boutique wineries, exciting restaurants, musicians of all sizes and more. I am currently social media editor for McKinsey & Company.

An experienced writer and bestselling published author, I co-authored Twitter for Dummies, wrote Social Media Metrics for Dummies and have written books, articles, ebooks and blog articles for publications like Wiley Publishing, Media Bullseye, Mashable, TechnoBuffalo, TechBlorge, MacBlorge, Profy and other small press.


Also a sought after speaker, I've headlined at events such as MIDEM in Cannes, France and Book Expo America in New York City.

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Providing Emerging Media, TransMedia, Digital Strategies and Business Development for a variety of industries, including: Music, Wine, Food, Film, Retail, Corporations or Individuals. Thinking. Doing. Seeing Several Moves Ahead. Big Ideas. Implementation. Strategy. Metrics. Analysis. Writing. More.

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