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Sarah Warn
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Interesting theory: "a healthy society allows its members to talk behind each other’s backs as a means of self-regulation." 

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It'll be great to have more photos that aren't just based on stereotypes of women. I've largely given up on trying to find interesting/diverse/unusual shots of women on stock photo sites.

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Great pic from +quill18 showing how Steam early access game Divinity: Original Sin changed the female armor after community feedback
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Ezra Klein has an interesting theory on why Google+ may overtake Facebook ... basically boils down to being able to "start over" on G+.

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5 Ways to Close a Blog Post Like a Champ

Once you’ve sucked people in with your headline, entranced them with your opening, and sent them down the slippery slide with each sentence until the conclusion, you may find yourself wondering…

How do I wrap this thing up?

How you start will determine if you get read, but how you end will determine how people feel about the experience. 

And, depending on your goals, your ending will determine the success of the piece as a whole.

Brian Clark explains the five things you need to know: 
http://www.copyblogger.com/closing-call-to-action/

And by the way, his article is part of a series on the "11 Essential Ingredients of Every Blog Post Needs" 

You can find that here: 
http://www.copyblogger.com/ingredients/
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Food for thought
Why Are Stars (in Your Professional Field) So Rare?

This post by Cal Newport (Study Hacks Blog) reminds me of a Clay Shirky article called "Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality" ... 

http://www.shirky.com/writings/powerlaw_weblog.html

Shirky argues when there is a freedom of choice, stars will naturally rise. The reason? People's past choices will influence present choices.

For instance, pick your favorite ten blogs. Then I'll pick my favorite ten blogs. And we'll get 999 other people to do that same thing.

Your choice will be the only choice that will not be influenced by other choices. Everyone else will.

In that scenario then someone with average talent can outrank someone with above-average talent, simply because of their visibility.

Cal thinks the emergence of stars is something different:

" ... the path to becoming a standout includes a prohibitively difficult step. It’s this step that limits stars, as most people simply lack the comfort with discomfort required to tackle really hard things." 

What do you think? Read Cal's post here: 
http://calnewport.com/blog/2014/02/02/the-empty-sky-paradox-why-are-stars-in-your-professional-field-so-rare/

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Apparently everyone wants to know why Washington is so liberal, why California is so expensive, and why Ohio is so important.

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You can now personalize games like you can E-Cards. An inevitable but positive development.

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I might try this at home...

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Looking forward to hearing more about this 
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