Profile

Cover photo
Tyson J. Hayes
Works at Microsoft
Attended Highline Community College
Lives in Bellevue, WA
745 followers|35,291 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
1
Seth “Chorazin” Dodson's profile photoTyson J. Hayes's profile photoJared R Delo's profile photoStephanie Hardtke's profile photo
4 comments
 
That looks amazing and hilarious!
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is pretty cool.
Google+ originally shared:
 
5 Cool Tips You Should Know About Google+ Pages

1. You Can +1 a Page to Show Support or Add Them to Your Circles

We know you love some brands and businesses. Others you may want to show a quick note of support, but not see all their updates. So just drop a little +1 and keep going, or add a page to any circle you want. You're in control.

2. No Google+ Page Can Follow You Until You Follow Them

We want Google+ to be a place you love to share. Pages cannot circle you until you follow them first. Of course, if you are in their circles, they can share great deals, exclusive coupons, product tips and hangouts, but the relationship is yours to start.

3. In Fact, Google+ Pages Can't Even Mention You Unless You're Connected

That's right. The +Google+ page can't even say your name unless you're following. No +mention spam.

4. Google+ Pages Automatically Unfollow You If You Unfollow Them

If you remove a Google+ Page from your circles, you are automatically removed from their circles. You always are in charge.

5. You Can Find Google+ Pages In Google Search

With a new feature we call Direct Connect, just type + followed by the brand name in Google Search, and you can see pages automatically display. Type +Pepsi to see Pepsi, and +Dell for Dell. It's that easy.

We're very excited about the great work we've seen with Google+ Pages so far. So many amazing companies are here, and you can see from all the work we've done that we want your experience on Google+ to remain a fantastic one.
238 comments on original post
1
Karl the Pagan's profile photoJames Morris's profile photo
2 comments
 
The way they handle pages is how twitter should handle that shit.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Really enjoy the thoughts presented here. Mostly articulating the idea that business owners get into a business for the wrong reasons.
Ted Hahn originally shared:
 
This is why I don't want a job in Videogames.
The coffeeshop fallacy October 20, 2011. Lots of people think they want to start a coffeeshop. They likely don't. That's like buying a minimum wage job for two hundred grand. What they want is...
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
I originally wrote this the week after PAX. I was sitting on it waiting for Wil's approval before publishing it. Now that I finally got it I can share the story, spoiler alert, he's the nicest guy you'll ever have the chance to meet.
7
Carl Vavrek's profile photoWilliam Arndt's profile photoBrian Williams's profile photoTyson J. Hayes's profile photo
6 comments
 
+William Arndt I'll pass along your request, personally I think he should play nicer guys to, but I think he takes parts he thinks are fun on shows he likes. Also he does play evil well. :D

+Brian Williams I think you've heard the entire story, just not in one telling, but thank you for the compliment.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Can someone please explain this 99% thing I've seen floating about the internet?

I mean why the hell are people seeming to get up and arms about this? Can we cite examples where this has been different? Seems like the two end goals both put us back into the same place. Either A) Redistribute the wealth in which the powerful are still control as someone needs to be in charge of making sure everyone gets a fair share. B) Moving even further to a free market by dismantling laws, and regulations in which the people in control continue to be in control as they already have the most amount of money (which gives them the power).

So... What's the point here exactly? What's the end goal and what are we trying to solve here?

[Edit to Add] - A new press release has been released by the Occupy Wall Street group. This is more of what I've been looking for in a defined goal for the group.
This was unanimously voted on by all members of Occupy Wall Street last night, around 8pm, Sept 29. It is our first official document for release. We have three more underway, that will likely be r...
1
1
Jeffrey Witthauer's profile photoJeff Carlsen's profile photoKarl the Pagan's profile photoRyan Zack's profile photo
33 comments
 
The point of the "99% thing" is not that the disparity exists, but that it was allowed to slip in over the last decade. While a few have managed to gain or expand their wealth we've lost decades of progressive and egalitarian reforms just to satisfy the resentment a very few people feel when they pay their taxes.

Everyone else is simultaneously resentful of the corruption we see, but with the new austere America it's painfully clear that the benefits are all on one side.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
To all the new people adding me! If you're adding me or have added me and I haven't followed you back then please let me know what kind of circle you want to be added to.

+RPGs - Really anything tabletop related.
+Savage Worlds - As a SW designer I can't say no to being talked to about it. :D

+Video Games - Love 'em. Add me to anything about 'em I'll chime in when I find stuff I can relate to.

+Technology - Bit of a catch all yes but I'm still narrowing it down.
+Exchange - I'm an Exchange Engineer by day, if you love talking about e-mail feel free to add me to it.
+PowerShell - I'm finding out that I'm a bit of a scripter and finding I enjoy talking to people about it.
1
Jeffrey Rees's profile photoChris Dunigan's profile photoSteve Howells's profile photoWilliam Arndt's profile photo
26 comments
 
RPG's, Video Games
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
745 people
Sheena Boychuk's profile photo
Adam Minnie's profile photo
Robin McDaniel's profile photo
Paul Drussel's profile photo
maya azizah's profile photo
Gooner Asr's profile photo
haper vicrtor's profile photo
Boris Todorovic (The Brown Gamer)'s profile photo
Jeff McCormack's profile photo

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
1
Jeff Carlsen's profile photo
 
I would see that on principle.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've been playing around with Andriod ROMs flashing new ones every couple of days or so. If you're running a custom rom, which one are you running and why do you like it? Bonus points if I can run it on the EVO 4G. :D
1
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just want to second this.
Felicia Day originally shared:
 
I'm going to use the longer posting capabilities to express my irritation about people removing RSS as a way to subscribe to websites.

Basically I've noticed a huge trend not only in websites moving away from RSS to Twitter and FB, but REMOVING IT COMPLETELY! Personally, I feel like this is NOT a good move for people who provide content to stay in touch with consumers. Why?

-Twitter has no good way to filter information sources and brands from friends. Lists are really not useable, I don't think a lot of people use them, and the UI has them buried so it's a pain in the ass to get to them. People are HIGHLY selective about who they follow, and they're not gonna throw a dozen small blogs in with their best friends' updates or the experience of using the service become greatly diminished.

-Facebook is a mess for trying to sort "likes" and pages, I don't see how having a MASSIVE unwieldy feed of constant centralized updates helps ANYONE disseminate information. I would say you could check 5-6 Facebook pages a day MAX for blogs you like who have pages there. That's a far cry from the 200+ blogs I check every day in about an hour.

RSS is a way to consume a LOT of information very quickly, and STORE it in nice categories if you miss it. So I can catch up with a small blog's output at the end of the week and, if I so choose, read EVERY article easily in one sitting. You think on Friday I'm gonna go browse that same site's Twitter feed on their page (digging through all the messy @ replies) and see what they did that week?! Or go to their Facebook page that is littered with contests? No way dude, I'm too busy for that!

I feel like small blogs cut their own throat by taking away the RSS capability. I give this analogy a lot, but social media outlets are INFO COLANDERS! 5% of your followers will see anything you post, and that's probably only within 20 minutes of posting. That's the way it is and it's gonna only get worse. Apart from email lists, RSS is the best way you can collect stuff across the internet to read quickly, and I am so irritated when that choice is taken from me.
/rant
378 comments on original post
2
Tyson J. Hayes's profile photoJeff Carlsen's profile photo
3 comments
 
A lot of it comes down to website owners wanting you to have to come to their site to see their content. Whether it's for branding of advertising purposes, content is the bait, not the product.

If we want content as a product, then we need to be willing to pay for it in some fashion.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Picking Pumpkins with the Wife.
3
William Arndt's profile photoCole Onyx's profile photoGail Terman's profile photoTyson J. Hayes's profile photo
5 comments
 
Thanks all. Apparently the camera on my phone is pretty good. HTC EVO 4G if anyone is curious.
Add a comment...

Tyson J. Hayes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Randi Harper originally shared:
 
Someone find me batman.
26 comments on original post
3
2
Evelyn Welch's profile photoJeff Carlsen's profile photoRobert Bodine's profile photoJessica Mills's profile photo
2 comments
 
Batman does come with the problem that he never forgets past indiscretions, and has a bit of a problem with misplaced aggression.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
745 people
Sheena Boychuk's profile photo
Adam Minnie's profile photo
Robin McDaniel's profile photo
Paul Drussel's profile photo
maya azizah's profile photo
Gooner Asr's profile photo
haper vicrtor's profile photo
Boris Todorovic (The Brown Gamer)'s profile photo
Jeff McCormack's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Exchange Engineer and Director of Social Media for Apathy Games
Employment
  • Microsoft
    Operations Engineer - Exchange, 2010 - present
  • Apathy Games
    Director of Social Media, 2004 - present
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Help Desk, 2009 - 2009
  • Demand Media
    Technical Support, 2007 - 2009
  • Starbucks
    Barista, 2004 - 2007
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Bellevue, WA
Previously
Everett, WA - Seattle, WA
Story
Introduction
Please let me know how you find me and what circles you want to be added to.

Drawn by an invisible hand to technology, Tyson explores the savage worlds of social media and the internet. Possessing a dozen voices, he plays a variety of potent characters. With him at the party, the room shall never fall silent.

If your adding me please let me know which circles you'd like to be added to.  Please also feel free to add me to anything related to the following:

+Enforcers: For all of you fellow PAX volunteers.

+RPGs - Really anything tabletop related.
+Savage Worlds  - As a SW designer I can't say no to being talked to about it. :D

+Video Games - Love 'em. Add me to anything about 'em I'll chime in when I find stuff I can relate to.

+Technology - Bit of a catch all yes but I'm still narrowing it down.
+Exchange - I'm an Exchange Engineer by day, if you love talking about e-mail feel free to add me to it.
+PowerShell  - I'm finding out that I'm a bit of a scripter and finding I enjoy talking to people about it.
Bragging rights
ENnie Nominated RPG Designer, [E]nforcer, and father.
Education
  • Highline Community College
  • Seattle Central Community College
Basic Information
Gender
Male