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now everyone is annoyed I wasn't moaning on G+ rather than Twitter about my episode with the Google police blacklist system. Everytime I find to find a thread or anything to "respond to" it's buried under a lot of obfuscation. For example. Some guy responded to a comment and I got the message but there was no direct link to the comment which was buried under someone else's thread. Also with all the sidebars and the things spinning on G+ I'm always reminded of those crazy slot machines you find in England with all the "nudge" buttons. It's like that. Unless you are playing them all the time it's a confused time waster. Hence the simplicity of Twitter.

While some people like convolution (D&D players mostly) I do not.

Now if I was just sitting on G+ all day none of this would be a problem. But everyone knows I am not a big fan of the systems. And I do not use Facebook at all. I find these communities oddly artificial. AT least on Twitter it is now really about "communities" or "circles." It's a straight back-and-forth.And that actually seems more natural.

I'm never refusing to respond. 

Check your spam boxes to make sure you got the No Agenda Newsletter. White list me.

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My article on the upcoming Superbowl and why the Niners will win and change the face of football styles. Do NOT read if you like the status quo or actually think the Ravens can win

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seen at the inauguration...what a character

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We do some Canadian news when we can. Also I believe that we are the only two podcasters who know who Stephen Harper is. And I have personally been shown McKenzies old office with the secret door and taken through it to the secret exit. And in the past I've written for one Canadian newspaper and one magazine. AND I was once interviewed by Rex Murphy! So I'm probably as Canadian as anyone living in Nunavet. Adam not so much.
I must say, I'm a bit suprised with how popular the 'Best Podcast in the Universe' is with our Canadian Resources. Clearly, the show has a decidedly US- Dominant slant in content and time-use.  I find it more interesting because I'm dual-citizen(CAN/AM,) but can our Canadian Slaves tell us what about the Show is reaching them so effectively?

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AHA..Onion of course. BUT wait until next year. This may have given them an idea.

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This bottle costs about the same as a new Ford Focus, maybe more.
What +John C. Dvorak needs to understand about Google+ and Twitter.

If Costco were having a two-for-one sale on a nice Bordeaux, writer and podcaster +John C. Dvorak would be first in line. As both a lover of Bordeaux and a savvy financial guy, he wouldn't dream of saying: "No, I just want one bottle, even though two bottles are the same price."

Yet that's what he does with social networking. And he's not alone. A LOT of people do this. Let me explain. 

John's podcast, called +No Agenda, which he does twice a week with Podfather +Adam Curry, often talks about the pros and cons of Google+, as they did on yesterdays' broadcast. In the episode (which had a hilarious segment about Google+, by the way -- listen to the link below starting at 10:30 for the Google+ bit), John expressed his preference for Twitter over Google+.

First of all, John belittled the value of having a verified account -- this from a guy forced to use "TheRealDvorak" rather than JohnCDvorak on Twitter because some troll is using his unverified name on Twitter.

Anyway, not using Google+ because you prefer Twitter is like turning down a free bottle of Bordeaux. 

Why? Because by posting your tweets on Google+, then auto-posting on Twitter, gives you both for the price of one. 

Personally, I view Twitter as an extension of Google+. I post on G+, and Twitter tweets just happen. I started out doing this to save time. But I got in four months the same follower count on Google+ that it took me four years to get on Twitter. 

Here's how to auto-post to Twitter. 

Go to ManageFlitter and sign up for a "Pro" account. (It's cheap.) Then, go to the following link and add the URL to your Google+ profile to auto-post to Twitter.

That's it! Now, when you want to send a "tweet," you just do it on Google+. The item is posted here, and also on Twitter. 

Of course, if you want to exceed the 140 character limit, or post a video or post a dozen pictures, you can just do that without the fascist, arbitrary requirement to cram your ideas into 140 characters of ASCII. 

Links on Twitter go back to the Google+ post where people can have a civilized conversation, rather than the barbaric @mention gymnastics required on Twitter. 
Posting on Twitter and Google+ is identical in terms of effort. The only difference is that posting on Twitter = one bottle of bordeaux and posting on Google+ = two. 

It also needs to be said that you get audience MUCH faster on Google+. John has been devoted to Twitter for years, and has a respectable 86k followers. 

He's barely posted on Google+, and has already gotten into 25k circles. By posting on Google+ and auto-posting to Twitter, John's G+ following would exceed his Twitter following within a year, driving more traffic to his columns, more listeners to his podcast and - by the way -- more donations to his listener-supported podcast. 

Why would +John C. Dvorak turn down this delicious free bottle of bordeaux? Especially since the second bottle will grow into the only one big enough to matter. 
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