Profile

Cover photo
Chris Hodgkins
Attended Holy Name High School
Lived in Reading, PA
1,063 followers|8,578 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Andy Bakun originally shared:
 
A surreal landscape in Paris, installed in a former funeral home, is made of 65,000 shimmering discarded CDs in an artistic statement about waste.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Spencer Chen originally shared:
 
This is a dish called Odori-Don. It has a dead squid on top that “dances” when Soy Sauce is poured on it, activating it’s neurons. (so f'ing cool! remember, it's DEAD!)
171 comments on original post
13
10
Kyriakos Akpapas's profile photoKelvin Canady's profile photoScarletizm Jones's profile photojoshua witten's profile photo
5 comments
 
Yummerz.
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check out this amazing interactive photo booth in action.
The Sure Shot photobooth is an amazing new concept in digital photography that will be the highlight of any event. Your guests step inside an open air digital photo booth and instantly become stars. A...
1
Davis Millard's profile photo
 
Amazing!
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

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.
233 comments on original post
5
2
William Scoglio's profile photoKevin Yeoh's profile photoChloe Graf's profile photo
 
This is a great post spoken true
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
I really really want to go here.
Underwater Bedroom in Maldives News Gear
8
2
Mark Symanowicz's profile photoDiogo Jacinto's profile photoEric Dodson's profile photoDude AsInCool's profile photo
3 comments
 
i guess i would probably sleep just one night there. Probably too much way over my budget to even consider more nights
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,063 people
George Nestoropoulos's profile photo
Paul Knettel's profile photo
Tom Tziros's profile photo
Vladimir Abramov's profile photo
Mike Teez's profile photo
elizabeth schneider's profile photo
Ruth Waytz's profile photo
Mike Bailey's profile photo
Kallifroni Valsami's profile photo

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
I would totally rock one of these. Why don't we have them yet?!?
1
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Damn. I wish I had skills like this.
2
Eddie Shanahan's profile photo
 
Beautiful
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
**** originally shared:
 
6
2
aka TIMONIOUS JONES's profile photoStelios Kalogerakis's profile photo
Add a comment...

Chris Hodgkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Seeing the world again through a new pair of glasses.
1
Davis Millard's profile photoChris Hodgkins's profile photo
3 comments
 
Pretty Sick Dude!!
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
1,063 people
George Nestoropoulos's profile photo
Paul Knettel's profile photo
Tom Tziros's profile photo
Vladimir Abramov's profile photo
Mike Teez's profile photo
elizabeth schneider's profile photo
Ruth Waytz's profile photo
Mike Bailey's profile photo
Kallifroni Valsami's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Creator/Owner of The Sure Shot Photobooth / CEO of Hoffman Entertainment
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Reading, PA - Hollywood, CA - Orlando, FL
Story
Tagline
Success is the only option.
Education
  • Holy Name High School
Basic Information
Gender
Male