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Harcourt Mudd
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Just a quick note to let you know that I've switched to a new Google+ account. I'm not using this one anymore. If you have me Circled here and want to continue to follow my updates, Circle the new account instead.
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done. any reason to switch?
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Love Google Chrome. Remember when it launched and people said Google was wasting its time creating a browser when Firefox was already open source and awesome?
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The more I use Chrome, the more I like it, and, better still, Google keeps making it better with every release. Win!
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#WINNING!!!

Oh, wait, wrong service for that hashtag.

I expect to transfer to my Google Apps account presently.
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Big news - Google+ is now available for Google Apps domains.
Google+ is now available with Google Apps. Thursday, October 27, 2011. Posted by Ronald Ho, Product Manager Google Apps fans, today we're ready to add you to our circles. Google+ makes sharing on ...
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This afternoon I woke up my MacBook Pro to find that it had forgotten what time it was -- it thought it was Dec. 31, 2008. Also, it forgot the password to my home Wi-Fi network. These problems persisted through a reboot. Some, but not all, of my startup settings were scrambled.

This hasn't been difficult to fix, but I'm worried. Is this the sign of some awful imminent failure, or just a random glitch that I can forget about?
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Hardware fixes. Feh.
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Netflix doesn't have to come up with artificial incentives for streaming and disincentives for DVDs. They just have to do a better job marketing the ways that streaming is inherently superior from a consumer perspective.
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Promotion of the Streaming service on the frontpage, leaving everything else as-is in regards to the UI, combined with treating dvd rental as an add-on service with a fee that independently increased in price is all the marketing and incentive that was needed to make the shift.
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Join us now for a live chat with the editors of @TheCMOSite about the marketing news of the week.
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This is my last post to Google+ from this account. Circle me here:
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I see. Have fun!
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Hmmm.... I activated Google+ from my Google Apps account but it's still showing up as not available on that domain. I suspect I might need to wait a couple of days.

I plan to nuke this account a week or so after activating G+ on my Google Apps account, just to avoid confusion.
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I'll probably give it a week or two, then nuke it. I left a message there pointing people here. I'm concerned that many of the people following me won't know to make the switch, but at least my RL friends seem to be showing up here on this account.
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Those Facebook updates from Spotify, the Washington Post, and the Guardian that tell me what people are listening to and reading at any given moment are harshing my Facebook buzz.

The whole idea of curation is that you share something after making a conscious decision it's worth sharing. Even better: Tell other people why they should read or listen to or watch the thing you're sharing.

If you think every song you listen to and every article you read is worth telling the world about, you're doing it wrong.
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I like the idea of leaving a trail for yourself, to be shared later if desired.
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Interesting discussion of privacy issues with regard to marketing. I often ask "Where's the harm" when coming up against privacy advocates -- well, here's an example of real harm.
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"Malibu Barbie was the best barbie!" I love this blog.
Malibu Barbie was the best Barbie! YOU’RE SO DELUDED BY OPPRESSIVE WHITE WESTERN BEAUTY IDEALS YOU CAN’T SEE THE INHERENT ELEGANCE OF YOUR OWN FEATURES! Shut up you have dumb hair! OH MY GOD ASIAN...
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BUFFALOES ARE TOTAL DOUCHEBAGS
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I marvel at the sheer density of marketing buzzwords in these sentences:

In this model, gTLDs can come onto the stage (pun intended) as the "mass customization" platform for companies. In practical terms, a large etailer will be able to create individualized programs that give consumers new, monetizable experience offerings. The upside is significant if a company can leverage gTLDs "mass customization" capability to make their experience offering highly sticky and monetizable.

I try to avoid sticky experiences whenever possible. It's one of the reasons we don't have children.
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  • The CMO Site
    Editor in Chief, 2010 - present
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    Tech journalist, 2009
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  • North Jersey Advance
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La Mesa, CA
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East Northport, NY - San Diego - San Francisco - Boston - Cambridge, MA - Newton, New Jersey - Hopatcong, NJ
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This is Mitch Wagner's old Google+ account. Circle me here instead.

Tech journalist, husband, science fiction fan, raised by otters. 
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Can wiggle each ear independently, or both together
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  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • John Glenn High School
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