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Ally Nation
Supporting private solutions to public problems.
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Should you really be on Google+?
http://www.allynation.com/should-i-be-on-x/

You are here, yet ... why not Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? Pintrest? Myspace?

Maybe there is a better network you should be involved with. Here is something to consider: http://www.allynation.com/should-i-be-on-x/
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Idea Improvement Plan
http://aly.me/iip/

ideas, dreams, plans, visions are all untouchable things that need to be worked with to be improved. There are many ways to work with them, but here is the key ... http://aly.me/iip/

#Ideas #Dreams #Plans #vision #Improvement #Create

How many ways will you work your ideas today?
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Look What Google+ Did
http://aly.me/zc55

+Google+ has used Google+ for an interesting feedback system - polling their readers what they would like from the page.

+Jonathan Nation takes a look at this & explains a little of how they set it up at http://aly.me/zc55

You can quickly find the original post here: http://aly.me/nzdr
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Seth Godin’s New Book is Here
http://aly.me/58lh

A while ago Seth Godin did a Kickstarter Campaign & we pledged for the No Brainer Level.

Yesterday, the prizes were delievered.
See a full video of the unboxing at http://aly.me/58lh
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:: New +Seth Godin ::
http://aly.me/vbd1

Seth has released a new manifesto titled We Are All Artists Now
You can get it as a PDF for FREE here: http://aly.me/vbd1

I've skimmed it & came to this one page that drew me in ... page 19.

Talks of how value is created, who will be rewarded moving forward & a warning to current business owners (that brought some names to mind).

Seth's next book should arrive early next year & build on the wonderful ideas that have already effected how we do stuff.

~ +Jonathan Nation 
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Ever struggle with To Do Lists?
http://aly.me/rbnx

Either you have so much on it that you have a hard time picking what to do next, or you don't make them at all?

This post looks at what +Jonathan Nation  is doing with his To Do List - it falls somewhere inbetween "none" and "everything".

http://aly.me/rbnx
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A Castle Thank You
http://aly.me/fv6s

'One desire of most artists is to thank the people who supported them as they pursued creating something great. Sometimes the artist even wants to personally thank every person by name, but how do you do this in an effective way when you have 21,207+ fans?'

-- this post looks at the solution on Kickstarter campaign did & ideas on this method --

http://aly.me/fv6s
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To Read: Today
http://aly.me/4thofJuly

Each year, on a special day. It is good to look back, remember, and celebrate the events that was a major turning point in human history.
http://aly.me/4thofJuly
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Now on Kickstarter

We are watching & have pledged to many kickstarter projects. Others have mentioned stuff to us too, so here are some of the great projects & We would love to know what interests you.

Here are some projects & We would love for you to add your own in the comments:

::: Ending Soon :::
I'm Fine, Thanks
http://kck.st/KM2I6v - ends today - will be funded - For $5 you can get the movie

::: Ending within 8 days :::
The Olympic City
http://kck.st/KxGmoH - photo focused book project looking at past olympic cities - will be funded

KONE Coffee Filter + Brewing System
http://kck.st/LAvi9v - they have a really really good intro video

::: Video Games :::
in no particular order

Retrovirus
http://kck.st/JSdBPn - has some interesting game mechanics, closer to a space sim (with ability to easily stop) then a FPS.

Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG
http://kck.st/KCIRHA - Zombie game focused on the survivors & group dynamics (lead your team, but they have a mind of their own ... until they don't). Will reach their goal.

CLANG
http://kck.st/NoObyE - Swords, focus is on a core system & realistic sword play. The video is funny.

Ground Branch
http://kck.st/LUiPhC - tatical FPS, focused on being realistic

::: Other Game Related :::
Tabletop Forge: The Virtual Tabletop for Google+ Hangouts
http://kck.st/L8PiAL - the fact that it's using G+ Hangouts might have me sending them some money. This is a system for playing a D&D or Tabletop style game online.

Race to Adventure! A Spirit of the Century™ Board Game
http://kck.st/LZU2rs - interesting looking board game. Should be easy to play with younger kids.

::: Music :::
THE NEW RA LP 2012 FAN DRIVE!
http://kck.st/MTxDzG - first heard of this band through someone sharing this kickstart campaign with me. I like the sound.

::: +Seth Godin  :::
THE ICARUS DECEPTION: WHY MAKE ART? New from Seth Godin
http://kck.st/KvkY4h - Seth has earned a special mention. This campaign has been interesting to watch.

For $4, you can get a digital copy of this upcoming book. If you have never heard of Seth Godin, go read the campaign page. He has links to free books and such.


:::: Now what are you watching? :::
Share what campaigns you are following in the comments, or share this post & add your own.
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Facebook Down
Now what?
http://www.allynation.com/facebook-is-down-now-what/

You wake up, and go through your morning rutiene. It involves checking all the important communications and relationships for your organization. One of those is Facebook ... but this morning you find an image that shocks and scares you a little.

http://www.allynation.com/facebook-is-down-now-what/
You need to think beyond facebook, and this post has three main ways ... (one of which you already know if you are reading this) ... but more important is the reason why you should spend the time, energy, and other resources to build relationships outside of
- facebook
- google+
- linkedin

http://www.allynation.com/facebook-is-down-now-what/
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