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Why is it so hard to tell if photos are private on here? This is an important setting, I think. what say you, Google-y overlords?
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Though many independent bookstores have blamed the giant online retailer for their struggles, there are signs of a thaw in tensions in Seattle, as many Amazon employees are buying books in brick-and-mortar shops.
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I pay my ISP to provide access to the internet. Included in that agreement are certain expectations of speed and usage.

The business model of AT&T and other ISPs has long been to rely on their customers not actually USING what they pay for. They sell me a 20Mbit connection with a cap of 250GB per month. They've been raking in extra cash for years by building out a network that would fail if users actually USED what they were sold. They also have government protected monopolies or near monopolies everywhere they operate and lots of public incentives to build out infrastructure.

Now usage patterns are changing and typical users are making more use of their connections. Rather than fixing their under-built networks on their own they're trying to use their control of user's connections to extort money from bandwidth intensive services.

The ISPs want to double dip and get paid twice for the same connection. This is why we need network neutrality.
AT&T's swinging back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent assertion that ISPs (internet service providers) should shoulder the cost of increased
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 http://xkcd.com/1357/

Alt text: I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.
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"Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are be
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  • Story Engage
    Author, Content Marketer, 2014 - present
  • McKinsey & Company
    Social Media Editor, 2014 - present
  • 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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