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Garrett Button
Worked at Argyle Social
Attended Appalachian State University
Lives in Durham, NC
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Two things I don't get the hype over:

1. Smart Watches
2. 3D printing
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3D printing is fun and presents a lot of opportunity. Smart watches I don't find useful but can see replacing smart phones.
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Hi. I'm trying to get into video to see how well it works and it seems like a lot of my recent attempts are kind of bland. I don't think that they're bad, but there's nothing really that stands out to me. Would anyone be willing to watch and give me some constructive criticism? 
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+Garrett Button, for the intro, how about either using a teaser tip from the segment or teaser bullets for what will be covered. Agree with +Trish Fontanilla on the length (you can always do these bi-weekly for same about of content). Lighting wasn't bad, but with your black shirt on black background, what you wear is as important as lighting. Be sure to tag and add descriptions to the YouTube video and create playlists based on dates and topics. *I didn't check if you did already. 
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What do you think? Community done right?
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+David DeWald Until it is, I wouldn't want to be the trailblazer in this case. Especially if I had deep pockets. 
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Anyone else having issues logging on to twitter?
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I'll be talking with +Boris Jabes of Meldium about how new technologies will change the way we get work done.
The future of work
Thu, August 8, 2013, 3:00 PM

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Was awesome, watched on YouTube, thanks +Garrett Button !
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The fact that #iVerge  is only popular on Google is either: 

A. Supremely suspicious
or, much more likely
B. The only people who use Google+ absolutely love Google...
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I'll take B any day of the week. :)
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I've noticed in the world of social media there's an inclination to focus more on the medium than the message. On a daily basis I'll be asked if people should post to Google Plus, Pinterest, Twitter, Quora, and more. It takes a yearly scale, on the other hand, to add up the number of people who talk to me about who they should be talking to, why they should be conversing, and what they should be saying. 

I think I get it (at least from my world view): as social sites have rocketed to prominence the news sites and bloggers have talked about the power of Facebook and Twitter, the muti-million dollar mediums which have effectively delivered over a decade of messages. With all this focus on the medium, the message becomes an afterthought.

As we enter our second social decade, we're starting to find a generation of marketers who has heard nothing but praise for the value of the medium over the message, and in doing so that generation is beginning to believe the medium has more value than the message.

This affliction is made worse by the sheer volume of information this new breed of marketer consumes. Every day they are asked "who is your audience," or "what is your goal," and every day those questions are left unanswered because there's another how-to to read, another list to consume.

How do we reignite this focus on the message or, more importantly, was the message ever the main attraction in the first place? Maybe this isn't so much a discussion as a personal rant but if you have any thoughts, I would surely like to hear them.
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Did you just predict the next best thing? ;) 
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Can we talk about setting expectations?

The community that I'm a part of, social marketing, has a problem: the expectations for the medium border on absurd. I have had many clients who believe social is some kind of holy grail that will effortlessly guide potential buys straight to their door, cash in hand.

The reality is, much like any medium, social gives out in equal measure what the user puts in. In explaining this I've seen reactions ranging from indignation to complete disbelief.

I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with 'readjusting' high expectations which maintaining the interest and excitement that comes with it.
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Hey, I'm digging into LinkedIn Ads after being away for a while and there's a question I can't quite find the answer to.

In LI Ads there's a section called leads which I can't get to populate. I thought this would hold the linkedin information for anyone who clicked my ads.

That doesn't seem to be the case so I'm wondering if anyone knows what this is. Thanks!
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Anyone else having issues logging in to twitter?
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I had earlier but it is working now
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What tool would make your job easier?

What are the toughest parts of community management and what holy solution do you dream of in your heart of hearts to help to keep you focused as you trudge through it?
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+Sherrie Rohde He. Depends. In plenty of cases, yes, it should be - when we do a release, or when I spread the articles we write... There's little point in having different messages. Other messages do fit Linked-in or G+ uniquely, yes, but for many it doesn't matter. Plenty of room for tools to make my life easier.

(not that I actually USE any tool ATM, I should... but the social media side is such a small part of my job it is barely worth setting up a tool for)
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Anyone else available to help with today's hangout? https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116541632530911736027/events/cibmn571nqvbgh7jlohukn1bjo0 
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