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Ian Sohn
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Another Lollapalooza down. Eminem was the clear winner. Though Nas + Damian Marley were pretty good. Great festival. The city of Chicago pulls it off so well, and you simply can't beat the backdrop of our skyline.
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Saw this via +David Armano on Facebook, but thought it relevant to share here. Good perspective.
The Fraternity Web. There was once a time where diversity of thinking and interests was considered an important thing. Popular thinkers of the day encouraged us to explore new things that we would may...
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+Ana Andjelic with a great post on a post-resume world. The lesson I took from this is not that we should all go out and copy Ana's idea, but rather that we need to take control over how we present ourselves to the world.
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Thanks Ian!!
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What Alan said. It's like he's reading my mind, which is probably a good thing because I am sometimes to lazy to read my own mind.
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Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

A few reflections on Month One of GooglePlus

• It took Facebook years to even become a blip on MySpace's radar, but too many already seem to want instant results- from G+, as if 100 million people should have already dropped one for the other.

• The exclusivity behind the initial launch was genius, especially for the tech/media crowd it was aimed at. Not only did it factor in connectedness, but also gave them a new hip club to hang at, now that the whole B&T crowd had overtaken Facebook and high school buddies didn't care about the latest release from Zynga

•Like Twitter circa 2007, it's easy to forget there are people on who do have live outside of work. Though every time I see a kid or pet photo or restaurant tip, they seemed to go unnoticed, while a new Chrome extension... Wow

•Speaking of Chrome, if you weren't using it before, you probably are now. Big winner from the G+ buzz

•The twittererti don't seem to get why they're still having the same issues now that they've become Pluserati, e.g., the inability to have conversations, the inability to manage their streams, the inability to take a 15 minute break between public posts, etc.

•They are still trying to sound surprised they have so many followers, with classic posts asking people why they were following them, as if the fans were a rowdy bunch of teenagers who kept asking for autographs while the author was trying to eat a quiet dinner.

• Its fascinating to watch the platform
develop as users settle in. Sort of like a prairie town or new suburban subdivision (The Willows at GooglePlus), they're developing their own unwritten laws about use, etiquette, and interactions.

•Google seems to be listening, or at least they say they are, which is worlds away from the paternalistic tone of the other platform.

• The spammers found their way on pretty quickly and before long there will be sites promising to add thousands of people to your circles everyday "

• And once that happens, make way for Justin Bieber
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Spotify question: I have the premium package. Synced my songs with the mobile app the other day so that I could listen in 'offline' mode and all was good. But then suddenly the songs unsynced and they weren't available offline.

Anyone have a similar experience and can offer some guidance?
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ah. sorry not sure but maybe edward boches does?
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The way I see it there are city people and suburbs people. In nearly 40 years I've never not lived in a city - born and raised. But unlike other city folk, I don't judge the suburban lifestyle. In fact sometimes it seems downright civilized, but I'll personally never take that route. What I do judge are two things: (1) city people whose spouses force them to the suburbs and (2) suburban people who moan about how dirty and crowded the city is.

I have absolutely no reason for writing this, other than it popping into my head.

Thank you and goodnight.
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Like it. I'm a city rat. When people start talking about the burbs, I make the excuse that "I'm from California" in the hope that it gets me off the hook. Truth is, I have to look at a map to know where most of the burbs are from the city.
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Struggling with this: Is it more cliche to not like Coldplay or to like Coldplay because it's cliche not to? Thoughts?
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They were good tonight. Impressed. 
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Good stuff
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Movies vs. Films as told through snarky film festival posters. I also enjoyed the one further down the page on fixing the office printer. :-)

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/hilarious-movie-cliches
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Hit me - who are the best tech bloggers with a lifestyle focus, based in Chicago?
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This is pretty damn funny.
Microsoft hits back hard at Google's Gmail intervention with its own internal video.
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Google+'s suggestions are as bad as Twitter's. So far that's my only complaint. Show me someone interesting, not the same 8 people everyone else is following and + and sharing.
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Depends on how Googley you are.
I have always used Google contacts as my contacts database (for the phone etc) so they are obviously much better for me.

That's what Google wants you to do, you do know I guess that when you "circle" someone they are added to "other contacts in Google contacts? 
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Run Ogilvy's 360 Digital Influence Group in Chicago
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My career spans global strategic marketing, digital, social media, business development and public relations with some of the world's most valued brands.
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Escaped Manhattan after 11 incredible (but really noisy) years
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  • New York University Stern School of Business
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