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#starwars   #yoda  
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that's funny but at the same time stupid.
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For fans of Cats and Batman.... BaneCat

Hilarious. I already make up voices for cats that I meet. Hmm.. probably shouldn't admit that in such a public forum. 
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Poor kitty =/ but hey, he's internet famous, that counts for something, right?
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#socialmediatips   #socialmediamarketing  
Back by popular demand. (And because we don't have anything else to do at 3PM EDT on a Sunday). Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they talk about what is important to you. Okay, that's vague. To be honest, we haven't decided yet, just exactly what we will be talking about. But know this... it will be awesome. 

Featuring the likes of +Eric Enge +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen +Andrij Harasewych +David Amerland +Ryan Crowe +Ben Fisher and more!

Also featuring: fewer technical difficulties!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Social Media Hangout. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Social Media Hangout #2: Insert Catchy Title Here
Sun, March 16, 3:00 PM
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Developer Rapid Response Kits for Crisis Situations

"This is the first step in gathering the building blocks, tools and expanded resources for anyone to use. What makes these open source tools even more powerful is support from the community, whether you build a tool to share or help make these current tools better. If you’re interested in contributing to this effort, please contact Meghan Murphy at"
From emergency response to community organization, we built the basic communications apps you need so you can spend less time coding and  more time making an impact. This open source kit contains a series of easy-to-use apps you can quickly fork and deploy on the spot.

#hackforgood   #emergencypreparedness   #codeforgood   #nonprofits  
In disaster recovery situations communications technologies are essential for rescue teams in the field, people in need of help, or connecting with family mem
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That is why i say death is a dream and life is a reality.
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The Voice of Winnie the Pooh reads Darth Vader's Lines from Star Wars

Darth Pooh doesn't have the same ring to it....
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Good, good let the honey flow through you
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Rosetta Stone: Learn to Speak Klingon

One of my favorite April Fool's Day pranks. Still wouldn't pay $269.99 for it, +Rosetta Stone. 'Utbe' bel.
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I stuck with my French with Rossetta, Klingon might be easy, :))
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Internet Access for All!

This was written 5 days ago about, and author +Alicia Levine called for more transparency, and today +Mark Zuckerberg posted an update on announcing the use of drones and satellites to beam Internet down to the 5 billion non-Buzzfeeders who don't currently have access. Neato, gang! 
And the Real Opportunity for the Next 5 Billion
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I would think that Google has more resources to win this race what with their balloons up north, but who knows?
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Come learn about social media!

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Social Media Hangout: A Brand New HOA Series
Brought to you by the Social Media Communities
We'll talk about what's most important to you. No topic is too big for this series. Look forward to in-depth discussions about top posts and topics in the Social Media communities, special guests, surprise giveaways and prizes, interviews, and even some AMA-style Q&A sessions with your favorite Google+ users and thought leaders!

Coming March 2014
Sundays at 3:00 pm ET (12:00 pm PT)

Be sure to check out all the communities at

Of course, our home base is Google+, but that doesn't mean we leave the other networks behind. Find us on Facebook and Twitter:

#smhangout      #smcommunities  
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Written by +Kristoffer Howes - this post provides an outline of the book's contents - might be useful for some of you thinking about bringing your brand or company to G+. 
Get an A+ on G+: Helping You Make the Grade on G+
Too many businesses feel like they are failing on Google+. My hope is that this G+ guide will help them earn an A+ for their Google+ marketing efforts.


Here's How to Focus on Social Networks That Matter
These 3 steps will help business owners determine which social networks their competitors are using and which resources to focus on, when communicating their own branded message.

Avoid Being Discouraged By Failed Attempts at Social Media
To avoid the discouragement of repeated social media marketing failures, it is recommended that businesses focus their brand building and search engine marketing efforts, on satisfying these three principles of social media success.

Chapter 1: Google+ Basics

Explaining Google+ Circles to Square People
In the parlance of Jazz, a square was a person who failed to appreciate the medium. In more broad terms, it meant someone who was out of date, out of touch, or who clung to repressive, traditional ways of thinking. This reminds me of so many people who are apprehensive about Google+ and cling to Facebook.

Easy Strategies to Help Your Business Get the Most Out of G+
Businesses today need to think more like their consumers, instead of launching massive (intrusive) marketing campaigns to entrap a very small number of people.

4 Methods of Building a Meaningful Foundation For a G+ Strategy
Utilize the Google +1 button, Google Hangouts, cross-product integration and ( #myfavorite ) hash tags, to help others communicate your branded content.

Chapter 2: Hidden Advantages of Google+

Using a Google+ Brand Page as Your Website
There are a few methods of using a Google+ business or brand page, to act as a simple but very effective website for a small to medium-size business.

Let Google and Google+ Greet Consumers For You
When a Google+ profile is displayed in Google search results, it provides businesses/brands an opportunity to communicate a carefully sculpted message, to Google's search audience.

Optimizing Your Google+ Profile For Search Results
When it comes to optimizing your Google+ profile, the name you select, the description you provide and the content you post, all have an undeniable effect on how your G+ content is indexed by Google; and other search engines.

Chapter 3: Engaging The Google+ Community

A Good Time to Formally Introduce Yourself and Your Brand
When someone adds you on Google+, you have been given a valuable brand building opportunity. Take a moment to respond with a branded message that is both informative and inviting.

Analyze Trends Within G+ Circles and Monitor User Engagement
Businesses should focus on recruiting loyal followers and constantly work toward improving audience engagement.

Google+ Community Posting Etiquette
A few quick tips and reminders for proper posting etiquette in Google+ Communities.

Chapter 4: Creating The Best Google+ Posts

It Takes Effort to Create The Perfect Google+ Post
You can expect that the effort you put into researching your topic and the time spent generating your post's content, will be rewarded by meaningful engagement from your audience.

A Checklist For Creating The Perfect Google+ Post
Step by step guide to create perfect Google+ posts, including choosing a topic, mentioning sources, placing a link, using hash tags and images.

A Google+ Linkbuilding Strategy
Many of the the fundamental linkbuilding strategies can be applied to Google+ posts, to increase their visibility in Google search results.

Chapter 5: Get Extra Value From Google+

Google+ Feed Snippet: A 200 Character Sales Pitch
The first 200 characters of a G+ post are the most important, because they offer a chance to effectively communicate a branded message in a busy feed.

The 1st 100 Characters of a Google+ Post are Vital
Although the 200 character cap is good to be mindful of, the 50 character title and the following 50 characters are super-important when you consider what the post will look like when it is shared by others.

+1s Can Indirectly Cause Search Results to Improve
With all things considered, did the correlating number of +1s on a post cause the webpages to appear more favorably in search results? Yes, IMO I believe they did ... indirectly.

After Thoughts:

Dream it + Believe it + Plan it = Achieve it
I believe that this is a great Formula For Success. I recommend using this approach to address challenges you face or to achieve goals you have set.

Maddyssen's 5 Principles of Great Client Relationships
My daughter Maddyssen exercises my customer service skills daily, and in doing so, teaches me the fundamentals of maintaining strong client relationships.

Links, Likes and +1s Should be a True Testament to Your Business
Regardless of whether they are links or Likes, they must be earned honestly and should be a testament to the integrity of your business and brand.


I have come up with somewhat of a “novel” idea. [pun intended]

I have decided to write my Google+ marketing book on G+ and make it available only on Google+. So, not only is the book ON Google+ (topic), it is written ON Google+ (medium) and seen only ON Google+ (availability).

So now when anyone asks about my Internet marketing [using fingers to make quotation marks] book, I can respond by saying: “its on Google+.”

As well, I choose this approach because I wanted the book to be a constant work in progress that could be updated and revised to reflect the changes in Google+, and marketing on Google+. Too many books that are published become outdated and less useful as time progresses. My hope is that this body of work will be an ongoing project that will evolve with the industry and remain as relevant in 5 or 10 years, as it is today.

I would also like to take a moment to thank some of the people who have in some way made a meaningful contribution to the writing of this book and/or my journey on Google+. In no particular order:

+Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kim Beasley, +Eric Enge, +Marilyn Moore, +Kay Kulkarni, +Ryan Crowe, +Andy Beal, +David Kutcher +Chef Dennis Littley, +Bill Gassett and the entire Social Media Strategy Community.
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Well hello, I'm Ryan Crowe <--this is my LinkedIn profile!

I'm a social media director at an ad agency in St. Louis, active social media blogger, and I also speak (and am available to speak) about social media at online conferences, and also offline conferences!

In addition to my ad agency work, I also am the Director of Social Strategy at LittleBigFund - and I sit on the Board of Directors!

You might enjoy following me if you enjoy conversation about social media, the St. Louis Cardinals, or random nerdy things. If you're wondering why so many people have me in their circles it's because I like to help people out using G+, and I started doing it pretty early! People like the help so much that this stuff happened:

  • Top 5 People to Follow on Google+ by Google+ users.
  • Best Google+ Users to Have Followed in 2011 by G+ users.
  • and added to Google's official Suggested User List (US)

While my public posts are usually about nerdy things like science, baseball, comics, music, or libraries - my activities on the Communities I manage are more representative of my professional interests, here are a select few - check 'em out!

Social Media Professionals (founded) - A nearly 10,000 strong community that has been lauded for its high quality engagement and active moderation team! The Community is dedicated to beneficial social media, and other digital media, conversation for and by professionals (or those who have professional interest in emerging tech for marketing).

Social Media Strategy (moderator) - This 36,000+ member community is the first social media Community on Google+ and the largest. There are more helpful posts than you can shake a stick at (and why would you be shaking sticks all willy nilly anyway?). This is the sister Community to Social Media Professionals.

The LittleBigSquad: Nonprofit activists (moderator) - This Community is dedicated to people looking to help out NPOs, especially LittleBigFund.

St. Louis Cardinals (founder) - As you might expect, this Community is dedicated to the Cards. Go Redbirds!

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (founder) - I'm a nut for online education - this is just one of the many study group courses in which I participate.

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I'm pretty convincing for a floating black and white head.
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    MA Russian and Slavonic, 2010 - 2012
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    BA Russian and Slavic Studies/ BA Theatrical Performance, 2007 - 2010
  • Columbia College Chicago
    Theatrical Performance, 2005 - 2007
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Settled near the end of the fun part of Wash Ave, after the lights - near the City Museum, the London Tea Room is a bit of unexpected fare as far as this part of the city goes. The restaurant is quaint, I suppose - the decor is not exciting - but it's quiet... there is kitsch randomly assorted... small tables. Clean. The food is delicious, though and the tea is wonderful. I usually get an apple and cheddar salad and the veggie sandwich. The grilled cheese (Fancy!) is also worth trying. The portions are small, though - so bring your non-American appetite!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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