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Expect Success! *Then continue to take the action to make it happen.
Expect Success! *Then continue to take the action to make it happen.

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Do you wonder why your posts don't get the same interaction or response as they do on Facebook or Twitter when you use the same format on Google+?

Consider just 2 things:

1. Google has an ass-kicking algorithm to detect and filter-off spam in Communities. Racing about and repeatedly posting the same keyword stuffed post just gets auto-filtered to neverland and then is neverseen.

2. MILLIONS of members of Google+ have quit Facebook because they were sick of spam posts containing no information and were just link-bait ie: #TheBestWeightLoss   #TheEasiestWayToMakeMoney  by clicking through. Google+ users EXPECT something useful in the post and are more likely to click through if you give them value and earn trust with respect and by investing just a little time to create a genuine post.
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I NEVER thought I'd have to or want to do this... but friends that want to find me:

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRolfson

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRolfson

And as I'll be on the road in my RV from Jan - May 2019, watch for me around the SE US & FL.
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Google has proven they STILL DON'T GET IT! I was just about to launch a new social network when an insider let me know Google had started developing Plus. I put it on hold, feeling there were perhaps 3-4 people or company's more qualified than myself with experience in running or developing social networks. I was here in Week 1 when it launched with just a few thousand people, working with a couple others we streamed the first Hangouts and were credited with creating Hangouts On Air and this evolved to YouTube Live. During early 1:1 chats with Chee Chew regarding Hangouts being named totally wrong... no SERIOUS business person was going to have time to "Hangout" so what might be the largest game changing technology since multi-line BBSes still more than 7 years later is the best kept secret in tech. Then I had 1:1 with Vic Gundotra regarding the planning and release of Communities. He listened, implemented many of the features and functions I suggested... but NOBODY at Google could comprehend WHY I so often advocated for advertising and the ability to host contest and promotions on their G+ pages.

In short, I believe +Google+ jumped the shark a long time ago. +Sergey Brin & +Larry Page seem to have forgotten what made them... Adwords & Adsense. They made MILLIONS of webmasters their partners and got their search box placed on millions of websites developing a win-win relationship. NOW, Google has very few ways to work with them as an affiliate. MILLIONS of people are making a living on Facebook, eBay, Etsy, Amazon via affiliate marketing. Can you do that with Google? Not with the Play store where the vast majority of consumer spending occurs, nor with YouTube or YouTube TV. Google has left the individual/small business people behind with a focus purely on numbers and not people.

I'd quit Facebook for a full FIVE YEARS just months after Google's launch. Yet, about two years ago it was obvious... Google is run by scientists who DO NOT COMPREHEND people, by purists who do not comprehend commerce, by censors who do not comprehend civil discourse and finally, while having perhaps the best security team in the world... the fumbled the ball because Google/Alphabet has gotten so big the Right hand doesn't know what the Left hand is doing.

Google, pulling the plug on Plus will cost you more trust and people willing to invest their time (as I've seen many thousands invest THOUSAND of hours and many thousands of dollars trying to help you succeed with Google+), pulling the plug will cost you GOODWILL for years to come as you've burned so many.

+Robert Anderson +David Amerland +Bradley Horowitz +ʞɐıuzoʍ ǝʌǝʇs +Daria Musk your thoughts?
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I didn't write this, but I've seen nearly the identical happen and carry for the same reasons. Kudos to Kevin Michalowski & the +USCCA!
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+ʞɐıuzoʍ ǝʌǝʇs you put a big smile on my face with the comments about FB and ETH. I've been doing crypto since '13, been big on ETH since it's inception and despite a few nay sayers who don't get it's BC superiority have kept it as my #1.

I missed the Apple rocketship, and have never liked FB (I'd QUIT the system entirely for 5 years and they didn't fulfill their promise to delete my data) but waiting for some of the biggest players to reveal their ETH-based solutions.

Apple aside... Would you dare make a call on which big player will do the most? IBM, CA, Oracle, MS, SAP?

Edit: For those not familiar with what Woz said: https://www.forbes.com/sites/montymunford/2018/05/18/apples-steve-wozniak-dumps-facebook-and-thinks-ethereum-could-be-the-new-apple/#6dc4453d3de5
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Those of you who know both +Robert Anderson and myself know we've been pretty close through the years since G+ launched (We met on here about week 3.)

Here's something cool that he's doing down in Puerto Rico. If you think the disaster is over or help still not needed, reconsider donating as more help is still needed there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLTF5kOra4
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I got scolded for only posting these contests on FB and Twitter after I won a couple weeks ago... so for my Google firearm friends, here you go!

If you like polymer guns but prefer 1911's, here's the best of both worlds! The USCCA is giving away 3 of these today, plus entry puts you in a drawing for a $45,000 truck at the end of the month (for the non-firearm people to still win big!). Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/2t1o3Tm
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Here's a referral code to get a $20 credit when you join Project Fi! Redeem it at https://g.co/fi/r/E820P2

With this I use a Sprint 10 User (5Ghz & 2.4Ghz) WiFi hotspot and my total bill for unlimited everything has never exceeded $40! (In the late 80's my bills were $400+/month)
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I don't usually wear hats, shirts, jackets that say "I'm Armed", but the exception is when going to the range, classes, gun shows, etc. For those I'm proud to represent the #USCCA - the company that's got my 6 legally/financially if something bad comes down. Want more info? Let me know. You can be covered for any weapon used in self-defense: Stun-gun, pepper-spray, knife, tactical pen... baseball bat. Use whatever you need and have access to! I've buried too many friends who were not prepared.
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Our friends at the USCCA have gone all-out. Extending the Gun-A-Day Give-Away by a day, but today giving-away 10 beautiful Kimber Solo CDPs. https://goo.gl/X2UdZj
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