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Heidi Miller
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Do NOT capitalize random nouns for emphasis. 

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Hat tip to Paula Wood for the thought-provoking share of this idea of marketers needing to share one's narrative rather than simply engaging in conversation:

"When people identify with some "thing"—when they feel something is part of them—the brain's medial prefrontal cortex is activated, a brain region involved with self-definition. In the case of product marketing, the product is felt to fit into the picture a person has of herself or himself. A reverie about self is provoked in which a self-referring narrative envelops the product."

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3039565/for-success-in-social-media-conversation-is-not-enough-you-need-narrative/ #marketing #socialmedia  

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The top 10 search terms from 2014, courtesy of Google.

Robin Williams, World Cup and Ebola are the top three. Guesses as to the next seven?

http://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/the-top-10-google-searches-of-2014.html?cid=em01011week51day16e

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Oh, #Seattle ! Only here (and possibly Austin or Berkeley) would the mayor pardon a tofu turkey. Because weird. #KeepSeattleWeird  

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/11/22/seattle-mayor-pardons-tofurky-because-its-seattle/

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Best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge I've seen to date! A helicopter with glacier ice water? Yowza! (Although John Barrowman's scantily clad husband dumping water on him was pretty great, too.)

http://youtu.be/_XOgsIAUpxI

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"We’re constantly trying to check off tasks to free up our working memory—the information we remember in the short-term. The researchers theorize that we desire the mental relief of getting a task done so much that we expend extra effort to get it."

In an experiment, Harvard researchers discovered that people are willing to expend far more energy than necessary in exchange for the perception of starting a task sooner. (Yup. I do this all the time.)

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-irresistible-allure-of-pre-crastination/

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Will definitely try out Google Flights next time I need to travel. Handy list of services I didn't know Google offered!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/komando/2014/08/15/awesome-google-features/13909969/

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I still hear "I don't do Twitter" from lots of folks. And that's fine.

But if you're in a business that does real-time events or that does business in Japan or elsewhere in Asia, you're missing out. #Twitter penetration in the U.S. is 15% of the total population (pretty impressive) and in Japan, it's nearly 20%. The World Cup final saw over 32 million Tweets during the match.

Twitter isn't for everyone or for every business. But if you do any type of live events or have customers who follow live events, these Twitter stats might change your mind about the value of leveraging this channel:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2014/08/06/20-twitter-facts-and-statistics-you-need-to-know-in-2014/ #marketing  
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Saturday Morning Kitteh LOVES his lap time scritches!
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I've been experimenting with different types of content here on Google+, and I can't seem to get any traction. Aside from the possibility that I must just be that boring, what types of content have you discovered resonate here on G+? Do you get better discussion than on Facebook? On what topics?
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