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Hmm. I just realized folks have been trying to interact with me here, but I gave up on Google+ a long time ago. I'm not sure what to do about that. Should I disable my profile here? Is that even possible?
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From what I've been reading for a lot of people it comes down to quantity vs quality at this point.  The quantity of interactions is currently higher on Facebook (due to the "everyone is addicted to Facebook so I have to be to" logic), but the quality of interactions on Google+ is a benefit to a lot of people.  

My logic was as follows:  I've hated using Facebook for two years or more but didn't have a better alternative.  Google+ came out and I loved it.  Found it much easier to use, much prettier, and less cluttered and bogged down than Facebook.  I've decided to use Google+ almost exclusively.  If people are interested in "socially networking" with me, they all know where to find me.  
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Some good thinking around the needs of enterprise-level UX: "An industrial-strength usability practice is NOT just a lot of really smart UX staff."
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Super cool! The image I saw depended on if I had my glasses on or not (because I am near-sighted).
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Run.
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An interesting side-note to my previous IP issues post... I can see everyone who has re-posted my post, including 2nd-degree (not sure beyond that) connections who re-posted from another re-post. However, in all cases (so far) the 2nd-degree connection's filters/security don't allow me to actually see my own post re-posted in their stream. That's not a big deal, but it's interesting.
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lol, Steph. I have to beware the frequency of that word in my writing as well.
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I have absolutely no idea what we're doing here. Or what I'm doing here, or what this place is about, but I am determined to enjoy myself. And I'm very intrigued, and, oh my, this soup's delicious, isn't it?
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lol. [blushes]
Also, thanks. :)
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Apparently this one's been making the rounds, but it's my first time to see it. I ♥ the Oxford comma. Seriously.
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It's the image of Stalin dancing that makes it work, really.
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Fun! :)
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Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog," covered by 80 different cover bands, stitched together. Pretty cool.
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Delightful.
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HiC Luttmers originally shared:
 
Who's up for a trip to Japan ?

« Fuji-Q Highland amusement park world's steepest roller coaster "Takabisha" with a free falling angle of 121 degrees. Now there's rider-eye-view video that conveys the experience pretty well. The portion in the photo below starts around 1:15 in the video. »

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/14/7077462-vicarious-exhilaration-for-the-cube-bound-of-the-day
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I would love to do this one day.
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My non-legal-expert comparison of IP issues within Google+ and Facebook Terms of Service...

Google's ownership of rights to use your IP: perpetual and irrevocable
Facebook's ownership of rights to use your IP: revokable (sort of)

Google+ Terms of Service, section 11.1
"You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services. 11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services."

Facebook Terms of Service, section 2.1
"For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. "
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+Guy Burns , I wanted to share with you these two articles that I found to be pretty insightful.
http://www.petapixel.com/2011/07/12/fud-over-googles-terms-of-service/
http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2011/07/08/how-i-evaluate-terms-of-service-for-social-media-web-sites-google/
Not saying they are my opinion, just some good reading on the topic.
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    User Experience / Digital Strategy, 2008 - present
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I believe happiness is like awesomeness: something you do deliberately. I'm looking to fill my life with similar-minded folks who choose to walk on the sunnier side of the street.

The driving forces in my life are quality, satisfaction, and caring about people. My strongest skills revolve around audial or visual communication, organization, and planning. I love to facilitate groups of people in social or professional settings.

Professionally, I have been called a digital strategist, interaction designer, information architect, content strategist, information designer, and user experience (UX) designer. These are just a few of the many hats I wear. I come by my understanding of today's connected user and the current state of social networking naturally, because I am part of the internet-connected generation. In the end, it all comes down to selecting the most effective channel and designing the most effective message (or tools) for your desired target audience(s).
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I am a communications expert, planner/organizer by nature, and "social dom" within my primary social circles. Thus, I will push any social networking site to its limits and beyond.
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