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I got 99 trees but a birch ain't one.
Love these tropical beauties. #visitgoldcoast  
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Love it! Don't let your fear ruin your life and others.
 
Text on bag reads as:
"This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language."
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Installing Windows 10 AU & all I can think of is this travesty/classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ
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Gorgeous Brekkie at The Loose Moose, Broadbeach, Gold Coast.
#visitgoldcoast #australia #food #drink #goldcoast

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It is so easy for people today to whine, bleat & bitch first, than spend two seconds Googling, thinking, & getting facts. Quite a depressing task managing brands reputations online and advising on strategic methods to assist, when such a high volume of people, apparently seem to become instantly limbless, and utterly useless, when it comes down to a modicum of effort.

Anything that requires the tiniest of effort to check or think=instant transformation into amoebas, and many would rather comment and ask for more info, than to quickly search to find it themselves. It really is the transformation of ourselves into the dystopia as seen in Pixar's Wall-e. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1BQPV-iCkU

It's not even a youth only thing, or some generation gap, as many of the 35+ age seem to be the worst group in my view. Many of those who you'd think should know better, just cannot and will not, do some simple and quick checks, and thus need incredible volumes of spoon fed, hand holding, obvious information. This point of view is not just targeted at Americans, (although a nice quote from Bill Maher regardless) but a large percentage are duly represented due to the geographic size and affluence of the market. Either way, all countries are affected and it's just getting worse in my view as time goes on.
Facebook groups appear to be the worst breeding ground of this zombie like commenter and at first entertaining but then quite depressing reading them.

A friend often referred to this issue as the 'soft serve culture' akin to little birds who need everything pre-digested and constantly needing fed, and the second they don't get what they need, you really hear them.

Even deep and careful planning, solid UX, and customer service does not appear to remove the wave of just plain stupidity that IMHO is increasing online.

I'd be interested to hear others thoughts on this.
And whilst you are here, pass the cherry chocolate diet coke (and a bottle of Vodka).
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Adoring the irony that Apple, (after chucking stones at Android about security) gets a malware breach.
#glasshouses http://bit.ly/2cdbiAB
Massive ​Apple security breach is discovered.
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"A honeypot for assholes". How Twitter has not got its trolls under control.
What's more amazing is this long but very informative read is on Buzzfeed! Who knew?
http://bzfd.it/2bCYr9G #twitter #trolls
For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech — it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnati...
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Google's 'Duo' launched today & it's super simple & most importantly, cross platform. Those key factors alone should see this do well long term, and anything to move away from antiquated walled gardens is good to me. The future should be one of 'works anywhere', and this is a step in the right direction. Just still not clear strategically where this fits in with their existing suite of offerings...

https://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/meet-google-duo-simple-1-to-1-video.html
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Deal with it Microsoft, the more you hard bake in services we don't want, the more you pass the butter. http://imgur.com/NxIHVrY
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The world isn’t getting worse, our information is getting better. Google's Ray Kurzwell lays out a solid argument that the world is not going to hell in a handbasket just yet, it's kinda been going there for-ever, we just were not fully aware or experiencing it.
http://www.geekwire.com/2016/ray-kurzweil-world-isnt-getting-worse-information-getting-better/ H/T +Laura Manach
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One tenth of what what Microsoft offered years ago, Verizon now buys Yahoo! for a 'paltry' $4.8 Billion.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/25/technology/yahoo-verizon-deal-sale/index.html
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Web Geek™, Digital Strategist & Marketer in UK, USA, Melbourne & now Gold Coast. Social maven, Google-aholic, Simplicity & UX advocate, and a bit of a Star Wars nut.
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Assistant Director, Digital
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Digital marketing, solutions & strategy, Social media & community management, Mobile & Desktop UX, Google product knowledge & Star Wars geekery.
Employment
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    Assitant Director, Digital, 2014 - present
  • City Of Melbourne (Australia)
    Senior Digital Strategist (Australia), 2012 - 2014
  • RMIT University (Australia & Vietnam)
    Senior Manager, Digital. Marketing & Communications (Australia), 2010 - 2012
  • RMIT University (Australia)
    Manager, Web Marketing, Marketing & Communications, 2008 - 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard (Asia Pacific)
    Digital Consultant, Asia Pacific/Japan Region, 2007 - 2008
  • Hewlett-Packard (EMEA)
    EMEA Portals Manager/EMEA e-Communications Project Manager, 2006 - 2007
  • Hewlett-Packard (EMEA)
    EMEA Web Production Team Manager, 2003 - 2006
  • Hewlett-Packard (UK & Ireland)
    Web Production Team Manager, 2002 - 2003
  • Compaq (UK & Ireland)
    E-Business Partner Communications Manager, 2000 - 2002
  • Compaq (UK & Ireland)
    E-Commerce Team Leader (UK & Ireland), 1999 - 2000
  • Compaq (UK & Ireland)
    Partner Management Team Leader /Assistant Team Manger, 1998 - 1999
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Nashville, Tennessee - Los Angeles, USA - Melbourne, Australia - Glasgow, Scotland - Zurich, Switzerland - Munich, Germany - Richmond, England
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The Cycle of Giving | Ride Across America | Fuller Center Bike Adventure
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Written by: Gerry McCusker, Orange Ride. I want to tell you a little, but real, story about the cycle of reciprocity. But, let me contextual

It's all very small and just too new to be deserving of another star, but they really are trying to buck this place up. It has nice new walkways, statues, stores and a great if still a little quiet after hours market every few weeks at night.
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I always find Coles more expensive than Woolworths and whilst it's down to choice where you shop for groceries, this one is a little on the more expensive side, being smack bang in tourist central. It's buried away at the back of this cool mall and is clean and well stocked and often busy.
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Probably one of my favourite places to shop as BIG W always has a decent range of Toys at reasonable prices. Stores clean and well stocked.
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Great mall that has just about everything you'll need. A long walk fomr one end to the other, it has a good food court, decent supermarkets, Kmart, Target & more. Oh and it has a 'Zing' a great place for toys and collectibles!
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A little quiet and certainly one for the retirement posse, but decent enough stores to get groceries and a target and reject shop (always some good close outs if you hunt). Some decent cafes and amenities good parking and about 30 min walk 10 mins drive from main Surfers paradise.
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Always a little overpriced and range really not that hot in here these days. target owned Kmart which is a lower cost option, although really there is not much between the two quality wise. Otherwise, clean and if what you want, then it's another Target.
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