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What I'm reading now: On social media, "What is worth more, 5,000 views, 10 shares or three comments?" By @toddmwilms @SAP

P.S. It's not a trick question.

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Ped tunnel to Crystal Cove beach in Laguna, ca. 
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The "end of the trail" of Route 66 in Santa Monica, CA
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The disturbing connection between "The Godfather" and no-booth toll roads. Via @theonion #tollroads   #IBTTA  
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Incredible bike ride view overlooking Simi Valley. #socal #mountainbiking 
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3 Years of Google Plus in Numbers - infographic
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"June 28th 2014 marks the 3rd birthday of Google’s social networking platform Google+. At only three years old, it is still in its infancy yet it has faced the harshest of criticisms and ridicule at times of all the social networks.

Heralded as Google’s competitor to Facebook, Google+ has not taken off as some would have predicted, especially with the might of corporate Google behind it. Nonetheless, the social network is still in the growth stage and has been tweaked in terms of design and functionality many times since its inception.

Google+ has an attractive interface as many have commented but the problem is that few have all their peers on it in comparison to the likes of Facebook. Too often Google+, the social network is a place used by digital markets solely for search engine optimization purposes.

This infographic from +DPFOC charts Google’s history with the world of social networking, what has worked and what hasn’t. It also compares Google+ to its largest rival Facebook in terms of different variables which makes interesting reading and it also attempts to address what is in the future for the social network."

A key takeaway is: Google+ may not have success as anticipated in the social networking sphere, however, it has proved to be hugely successful for Google in driving the unification of Google products. Taking that into consideration, it's very bad to envision Google discontinuing the social network anytime soon.

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6 Twitter Contest Ideas Worth Exploring Infographic

Are you taking advantage of the various types of social media contests that you can do on Twitter? Here's a new +Maximize Social Business  #infographic  that you might find eye-opening vis a vis the possibilities!

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Good Google Glass myth busters. Oh, and I will add another one:
* It adds to distracted driving (no more than a car stereo, turn signal or A/C)
Spot on post by Google Glass tackling Glass Myths (
One slide on my Glass presentations with +Dave Lorenzini used to be always dedicated to debunk some of those myths as well. It feels like it shouldn't be needed anymore but unfortunately it still is ...
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Utah creates transit app for Google Glasses. Can't wait to try mine out there soon! 
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Public Relations and Social Media professional, managing a national staff.
social media implementation and execution to engage the public; public relations; strategic communication
  • National AEC firm
    AVP/Manager, Communications & Public Involvement Group, 2009 - present
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
    Director, Office of Public Relations, 2004 - 2009
  • Public Relations, Self Employed
    1997 - 2004
  • Newark Post
    Editor, 2003 - 2004
  • American Lawyer Media
    Senior Writer, 2002 - 2003
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Reporter, 1998 - 2001
  • Gilroy Dispatch
    Reporter, 1996 - 1998
  • Sherman Publications/Clarkston News/Lake Orion
    Reporter, 1993 - 1996
  • SCN Communications Group
    Reporter, 1991 - 1993
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