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Erik Silk
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They're going to have to make a film about the Sandy-related chaos one day, and there's going to have to be a scene inspired by this story.
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Man, the full-color Nerf gun retrospective in this month's +WIRED is making me nostalgia harder than I have in a while.
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Happy Birthday, Google News! Today, Google News turns 10! Born of the brilliant and fertile mind of +Krishna Bharat and nurtured by the savvy engineering leadership of +Andre Rohe, it now serves a billion individuals each week, presenting those readers with the capable work of thousands of journalists and news sites from around the world. Seventy-two countries. Forty-five languages. It's such a privilege to work with this team.  

Last night we celebrated with several hundred journalists visiting San Francisco for the Online News Association conference. I could not imagine a more rewarding milieu than to toast our anniversary with those so passionately dedicated to inventing the future of news. Thank you for being there. Thank you for doing what you do.
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“It is embarrassing (and depressing) that ‘fact-checker’ is now a journalistic gimmick rather than part of the actual process of reporting stories as they emerge. The time to call out lies is when they first turn up on the public stage.” +10000
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I don't know. Much as I love interesting infographics, there are so many layers of questionable objectivity here..
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The most interesting man in the world doesn't play a red shirt in Star Trek often. But when he does, he survives the entire episode.

h/t to John Wilkinson of EA for pointing this out.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0326091/
#startrek   #mostinterestingmanintheworld   #geeky  
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Just because I live and work in Silicon Valley doesn't mean I need to embrace all of the jargon that comes out of here.
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my glocal peeps are serious
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"..one guy named Mario who has been living an extraordinary life." Fascinating stuff.
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Hey Erik , can you please review my site and tell me if its good enough to be accepted by Google News ?
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This one hit me so hard that I felt the need to share it on a social network.
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From where I stand, this seems incredible-- that news over a cell phone line is more scalable to distribute than via radio or internet. Then again, where I stand is about as far from sub-Saharan Africa as you can get.
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  • Google
    Google News Community Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Sarasas Ektra Bilingual School
    Grade 2 Teacher, 2008 - 2009
  • National Capitol Contracting
    Transcription Editor/Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
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Bangkok - Falls Church - Charlottesville - Palo Alto - Sunnyvale - Oak Hill, VA
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I'm pretty sure you've found the right Erik.
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I've reported, edited, bartended, taught second grade, played piano stocked video shelves and worked at Google for a paycheck in the past. In between (and during) I made it to 34 different countries, and counting.
Education
  • Columbia Business School
    MBA, 2013 - present
  • University of Virginia
    English, 2004 - 2008
  • Stanford University
    Communication, 2010 - 2011
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