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Hi all- My Google account,, was hacked and the perp changed the name to "GT azroF." Trying to work with Google to get it back but what with their lack of actual humans in customer support, it's not easy so far.

They also got my Twitter handle,@DougH,(their customer support is even less helpful so far) so feel free to report as hacked-- and if anyone has contacts at Google or Twitter to help sort the mess, please let me know.

Thank,s and sorry to trouble you all

I'm posting an observation on your comments in FIR podcasts recently about dropping use of this community, +Shel Holtz

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7 #deadlysins in PR including astroturfing and sock puppetry. By +Dorothy Crenshaw​

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Hello, I just published a blog on my experiences with computer aided sentiment checkers for media coverage. I am sure we have tried them. I hope you might find it of interest and I would very much welcome you views. 

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Our second podcast is up -- how internal communicators can improve their business writing. 

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Blogger Outreach - Thinking Beyond the Press Release

thoughts? what did I miss?

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Google+ Hangouts now gets its own dedicated website outside of G+ ...
We are launching another way to use Hangouts today.  From our new site you'll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get you through the day. Check it out and let us know what you think. 
Photo - are you using it yet?

Have you tested out Blab the desktopo live streaming platform - and also with a beta iOS app. I am noticing a number of people migrating there from Periscope and G+.

It might be an interesting idea +Shel Holtz +Neville Hobson to host a conversation there to discuss one of the topics you cover in FIR as a live after show - you can have up to 4 people at a time in the live stream and you get a link to download the MP3 and the MP4 as well as the embed code.

Anyone interested in playing and testing DM me on Twitter - I've been playing there for a couple of weeks and it is great to see the CEO and CTO jumping into Blabs - but be warned you could end up staying there longer than you planned!

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Those of us in boston probably know folks at Hubspot, including those involved- interesting PR crisis for a company that has been in the middle of the content, social media, and personal branding trends-  starting with the content of the press release itself:
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