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Kimberly Brink-Castleberry
Works at Social Media Technology Specialist. WordPress, FB, G+, Twitter & more. Helping small and micro businesses excell in social and internet marketing. Contact me for more.
Attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Lives in Carlyle, IL
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The 5 Biggest Lies On The Internet... 
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If I actually laughed I type ha ha. If it was funny but only chuckle-worthy, I type LOL.
If I'm pretty sure you thought it was funny and you seem to be expecting an acknowledgement of that, I use the lower-case lol. 
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I love me some +Pentatonix!

It's really hard to believe they are technically a cappella, but they are and they produce the "music" audio tracks by VOICE!

Save the World/Don't You Worry Child - Pentatonix

[Official Video] Save the World/Don't You Worry Child - Pentatonix (Swedish House Mafia Cover)
now the memoies are on the wall

heavens got a plan for u
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I became a solid fan when they sang Little Drummer Boy this past Xmas. Used to be my least favorite holiday song. They certainly changed that! Love their arrangements.
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Professor Demonstrates How to Extend the Range of a Car Key Fob Using His Brain and a Jug of Water

"YouTube channel Sixty Symbols and Roger Bowley of the University of Nottingham explain how to extend the range of a car key fob using Bowley’s brain and a jug of water. In short, the way in which the electromagnetic waves used by the car key fob interact with water is responsible."

Or, as the chap in the video says, just "do the damned experiment"!


Unlocking a car with your Brain

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Interesting, thanks.  :-))
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Here's some teen/internet slang you may be seeing turn up of late...

You’ll notice that this is the year of abbreviated words. This is nothing new. Plenty of words have already been abbreviated like “congrats,” and “vaca,” but here are some new ones to watch out for.

Totes – Totally.
Adorbs – Adorable.
Ridic - Ridiculous.
Amaze or Amazeballs – Amazing
Cray or Cray-Cray – Crazy, in the adjective sense (“That party was cray-cray.”)
Jelly - Jealous, but in a playful sense. (“You’re going to the beach? I’m so jelly.”)
Obvi - Obvious.
Happy Pappy – a good pap smear.

Read More: “Totes”, “Adorbs” and Other Words That Have Crept Into 2014 Vocabulary – Here’s What They Mean |
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Aha, some of these sneak into my vocab sometimes... not sure if that's a good thing, haha.
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Google's New +Post Ads Now Available to Brands With 1K+ Followers*

This is huge. Now instead of traditional banner ads, brands with more than 1K of G+ followers can show fully interactive posts on Google's Display Network.

Here's a snippet from the HubSpot post:

"If you meet those requirements [1K+ followers] , you could promote a simple text update, photos, videos, Hangouts, and as of today, Hangouts on Air -- basically anything you can post on your brand's own Google+ page. Also, with this new update, Google is testing out an advertising option to always promote your most recent post on +Post ads -- and you only pay when someone engages with your +Post ad."

#Google   #GooglePlus   #Brands   #Marketing   #SocialMedia  

H/T to +Norma Rickman for sharing
Good news! Google +Post ads are open to more brands. Here's what you need to know.
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From the NSA: Five Suggestions For Dealing With Heartbleed

via +The Joy of Tech  (web comic)

Because, of course, the NSA would like us all to ignore the loophole that they've known about for a long time and let them continue having easy access to everything... 
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I know it is satire, but it's still true.
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Here's a little #FidoFriday  fun!
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Free Speech

There seems to be a lot of confusion about this one - particularly on social media - but also in the news media.

It's the same as you can't legally be discriminated against for certain reasons... but you have no right to not have someone do/say something that makes you choose to be offended.

This all seems to come as a shock to some social media users (and bloggers) when someone else calls them out on stuff.

via Xkcd at
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We should always remember to do unto others as we will want others do unto us.
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I'm a huge fan of robotics that improves lives.. 

And so not only do I post a lot about robotics but I post a lot about adaptive technology... 

So it's really cool to see them finally starting to develop the microprocessing technology necessary to do things as complicated as the data-sensing necessary to provide ankles in prosthetics. 

Check out the +Ted Talks below or learn more here: via +CNET 
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Might Downloading A 50-cent Coupon for Cheerios Cost You Legal Rights?

"... quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways."

Oh I do not like this one bit... This is a trend that could lead to less people being willing to "like" social pages in the long run. (Not to mention the legal implications.)

What do you think?

‪#‎Facebook‬ ‪#‎ContentMarketing‬ ‪#‎PrivacyPolicy‬ ‪#‎TermsOfService‬ ‪#‎Law‬ ‪#‎Legal‬
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.
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I actually don't see anything in that that I would not expect to see. They're very clear about not sending them promotion suggestions that you are not giving them for free. But there is no waiver of your rights in regards to complaints etc. 

I do think that FAQ thingy should be a required checkbox though.
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Carlyle, IL - Carbondale, IL - Mascoutah, IL

*Outbound Circles I Want You to Put Me In*

If you wanted to know what things I think would be fun to receive when you're sharing with certain circles, here's what I'd want to know about: 

* Business news (not always marketing)
* Cool tech news (but not TC and Mashable and RWW, I read them)
* Modern Pop, Modern Rock & Modern Country also Trance Music shares 
* Cool medical, health, and science news
* Feed my lolcat addiction 
* Anything to make me laugh

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Animal Science, Pre-Vet (Medical Research, Repro-Phys specialization), 1999 - 2005
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