Profile

Cover photo
Richard Ellis
Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Frisco, Texas
299 followers|5,791 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
 
What does it mean to "follow" someone versus adding them to your circles?
1
1
Richard Ellis's profile photoMike Soldner's profile photoDavid Stinson's profile photoFrank Poliat's profile photo
7 comments
 
Y U NO READ TUTORY AL
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
Here's a handy quick reference with common things you should know about Google+, like how to prevent a post from being shared and hotkeys for more quickly navigating conversation streams. We love shor...
1
David Stinson's profile photoRichard Ellis's profile photo
2 comments
 
Ha ha - sweet! :)
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
299 people
M5 Fitness's profile photo
Brent Nance's profile photo
Scott Wilt's profile photo
Kathy Adams's profile photo
Chad LaFarge's profile photo
Won-Jin Lee's profile photo
Harry Golden III's profile photo
Edward Esposito's profile photo
Maria Dessorouaire's profile photo

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
 
Christina Trapolino originally shared:
 
Google+ Tip for the day: Stop treating Google+ like Facebook.

When I got my Google+ invitation, I was already itching to shed my Facebook profile. I still feel that way, but I’m starting to realize something really surprising (at least for me): I don’t think Google is my Facebook stand-in. I think Google is far more than a measly “social network,” and that’s why some of my Facebook friends who are migrating over right now seem to be, as they say on the Internet, “doing it wrong.”

I've been a devoted Googlephile for many years, so if Google wanted me to use G+ instead of Facebook, it was gonna happen -- unless they really goofed it up, of course (I'm still not entirely over my breakup with Wave, Google -- but at least I've stopped leaving those creepy voicemails, right?). The push and pull factors were there. They were obvious: Facebook is for “moms” and spam robots -- Google was going to be my new social network.

But something didn't feel quite right about treating my Google+ profile like my Facebook profile, nor treating my Circles like the Facebook social groups I wished I'd always had. There was content everywhere, written by people I’d heard of -- and many I hadn’t. Something about this space was very different than anything Facebook has ever allowed me to experience. It felt like something else, something... bigger, maybe more important. Something collaborative, perhaps. How very Google!

My friends, however, don’t seem to be having the same Google+ experience I am. My tendency so far has been to add as many people with as many interesting views as possible to my Circles, and then to read voraciously and respond all over the place. Meanwhile, my real-life friends are complaining that there’s not enough content to appease them, and I’m the only one dominating their Streams. Why is this happening for them? I think it comes from a fundamental set of expectations about moving from Facebook to Google+. People are treating their Google+ accounts just like Facebook accounts. And I think that’s a doomed approach.

Here is how I think Google+ can be most fully enjoyed and utilized, at this early stage:

Think about what you use Facebook for. If it’s for keeping up with old friends and for keeping up with current, local friends, great. You can use Google+ for that, and it’s definitely got a leg up on Facebook for filtering content.

Interact with content created by users you don’t know personally. If you don’t follow people you don’t already know, you’re going to get bored, and not just because your friends aren’t all here yet. You’ll get bored even after they’ve all arrived. Why do you think Facebook started implementing games and applications? Well, to make money, obviously, but what was the draw for the userbase? I’m willing to bet Facebook figured out that simply reading your friends’ thoughts all day long gets old, and let’s be honest: very few of us have enough friends with enough interesting posts to keep us engaged.

If you like the social games on Facebook, well...you’re not really my target audience. Sorry. For the rest of you -- if you don’t like how Facebook allowed third party junk to start bombarding you with game requests and access to your information, embrace its absence here so far!

I realize that at some point, developers may come up with cool ways to implement games on Google+, but I expect that Google will have learned from the clunky, disorganized, and downright invasive way developers approached this in Facebook. And the best way to keep Google+ rich in content and devoid of lame, invasive apps is to let go of your old ideas about what it means to be on a social network.
1
JC Deen's profile photo
JC Deen
 
waahhhh
Add a comment...

Richard Ellis

Shared publicly  - 
 
I tire of all the myths in the fitness and nutrition industry and sometimes don't even want to debate it with anyone. But at the same time, I want people to be educated. Two pet peeves that are MYTHS are "if you don't eat breakfast you'll screw up your metabolism or your muscles will fall off" and "you must eat many times a day to 'stoke' your metabolism." Martin does a very nice job of dispelling these and 8 other myths here. Read it. Learn it. Share it.
1
Richard “Anastasia” Barnett's profile photoGeorge Corrigan's profile photoRichard Ellis's profile photo
4 comments
 
Yes. That was many years ago. I was blind but now I see. As a result of discovering PubMed and questioning prevailing fitness dogma. This blog is great. Another one is Alan Aragon - google him. :)
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
299 people
M5 Fitness's profile photo
Brent Nance's profile photo
Scott Wilt's profile photo
Kathy Adams's profile photo
Chad LaFarge's profile photo
Won-Jin Lee's profile photo
Harry Golden III's profile photo
Edward Esposito's profile photo
Maria Dessorouaire's profile photo
Education
  • Texas A&M University
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Mutatis Mutandis
Introduction
In Africa, every morning a gazelle awakens knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive.

Every morning a lion wakes up knowing that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

It makes no difference whether you are a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you better be running!
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Frisco, Texas
Links
Contributor to
Corey Small was my Brand Specialist at Audi of Dallas in my latest transaction. I had previously bought an Audi from Corey Small when he was at Audi Plano. He was such a pleasure to deal with the first time that I had to call him up when I was ready to trade up. Even though it was a bit of a drive from Frisco to Audi Dallas, it was worth it. Corey and his manager were great, and the team there made the whole process enjoyable. Even though the Spring Event at Audi had them very busy - they never kept me waiting too long and always kept me in the know as to what was happening behind the scenes to get the new car ready, the paperwork together, etc. Highly recommend you call and ask for Corey Small directly.
• • •
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
3 reviews
Map
Map
Map