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Hi guys, now that google is allowing google apps users to have google + profiles I have moved my google + profile over to here. Please add my in your circles over there if you aren't completely sick of me yet.

Thank you.
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Google + is coming for you. muahahahahaha
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At Dreamforce in the middle of 43,000 people. First image? Had Google+ on it. More as the keynote happens.
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Very excited about our #BWEChat tonight. Our guest is @Ramon_DeLeon

http://www.facebook.com/BlogWorld/posts/10150355898089884

That's right, I just shared a facebook post about a twitter chat on Google + ! top that one =p.
Blog World & New Media Expo wrote: I sure hope you're planning to attend... Join Facebook to connect with Blog World & New Media Expo and others you may know.
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Never thought I would be in Inc Magazine. I wonder if they know we are an LLC?
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So proud of my bosses +Rick Calvert and +Dave Cynkin , as well as everything BlogWorld has become. Check them out in Inc.!
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Hey Rick! Congratulations! Nice to see you get recognized for the phenomenal job you do producing Blog World! I remember when it was but a twinkle in your eye...:)
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Here is a great post by @myspacetom:

How Google+ will succeed and why you’ll use it whether you want to or not.

http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/08/24/how-google-will-succeed-and-why-youll-use-it-whether-you-want-to-or-not/
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doing a 6 hour workshop today with +Jason Falls and +DJ Waldow to event organizers on how they can use social media to improve their events. Any tips you think we should share with them? Any google + tips?
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it went well. Thank you Ainslie. Jason and DJ did a great job. I added comedy relief =p
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I have a huge problem with some users on Google+ (some of them being very "popular" users).

When you uncircle someone from Google+, writing about it publicly anywhere is an act of hostility.

I don't care when someone uncircles me - I just don't appreciate their public rudeness about doing it (and tagging my name in the process). It's like we're back in junior high all of a sudden. Every single one of these people look like they're searching for empathy from their peers. Some imply: "I did it, and so should you."

If you want to uncircle someone, that's great - it's your account. But when you go one step further and wave it in their face, you're doing nothing more than brandishing your own lack of maturity. You don't have to be a brat about it.

We are talking about people, here - not nameless, faceless business entities with miles of red tape and bureaucracy. There's a fine line we all walk when we can interact with both types in the same forum.

Conflict and disagreement is natural - it's to be expected. But when we're talking about individuals - real people with real faces and real names and real lives - a modicum of tact goes a long way.

Shaming a person for YOUR beliefs is awkward.

The true irony is that the people who most need to see this update never will.
When you tell your followers that you've uncircled someone, IT'S RUDE.
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Amen and Agreed Rick
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Hi Everyone. Now that G+ is allowing google apps users I have moved my profile over to my google apps account.

Please share this and add me to your circles at www.gplus.to/rickcalvert

That is if you aren't sick of me yet.
Eventually G+ will allow me to merge the two, but they say they are a month or so away from that tool being ready.
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Added... I mean "circled" you.

And interesting to know that they'll allow merging of the Gmail and Apps accounts. Looking forward to that as well
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Thanks for sharing this Steve! Good stuff.
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And before Halloween!
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If begging on twitter is called "blegging" what do you call begging on Google +?
either way you won't catch me doing a lot of this, but Pedro aka @Dave_blogworld needs your help and your vote in the Ford EcoBoost Challenge: http://on.fb.me/r2n1li (you can vote once a day).

If he wins all of us San Diegons (if you're a San Diegan you get the reference) get free gas for a day!
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Begooging? Voted. :)
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I loved this post by Allison Boyer on our blog today. The History of Blogging:
http://bit.ly/oxYef0

I know a lot of you are familiar with blogging's glorious and sometimes infamous history. Please stop by the comments and let us know any significant milestones that you think should be included in this post. Or leave them here in this thread.
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Today is your last day to save 50% on your BlogWorld & New Media Expo registration and just for our friends in G+ we have an extra bonus. use the code GPLUS and get an additional 20% off of any BlogWorld pass.

Please feel free to share the code with anyone on G +.
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glad you liked it guys 8). Sorry for taking so long to reply. My only frustration with G + so far is I have to log in to a different email account to use it until they allow Google Apps users in.
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Hi guys,

Now that google is allowing Google Apps users to have G+ profiles I have moved my google + profile over here:

Please add my in your circles there instead of this profile.

Thank you.


I am the CEO & Co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo and it happened completely by accident. I have been a news and politics junkie since grade school.

The 2000 elections and September 11, 2001 led me to the blogosphere. I was hooked immediately and finally started my own blog in 2005. A year later I started searching for the "Blogging Industry Tradeshow".

Stunned that it didn't exist and having attended, exhibited and organized some of the largest events in the world I knew I could put it together but thought I might be the only blogger geeky enough to want to go to such a thing.

Turns out lots of other bloggers, podcasters, internet radio and TV broadcasters were looking for the same thing. If you have read this bio this far you are probably one of them 8).

The blogosphere and social media has changed my life forever. It has been and continues to be an amazing journey. I can't wait to see what the future will bring. Come join us. 
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