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FourSquare is trying to get me High

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FourSquare is trying to get me HighI live down the road from an Amsterdam Coffee Shop, one of those places were you can buy weed. foursquare points to it and asks me whether I would like to try a new spot?

Sorry foursquare, no I do not want to get high.

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December 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

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Facebook is losing it

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Facebook is losing it

First the Instagram fiasco, now this… I wonder whether Mark Zuckerberg is losing it…

Robert Wallis
Facebook Will Let People You Don???t Know Message Your Inbox For $1I’d rather that people who want to contact me donate 1 dollar to a charity of their choice an contact me on Google+.

Think this is rather silly.
What do you think?

Facebook Will Let People You Don’t Know Message Your Inbox For $1

If you start noticing a few more messages in your Facebook inbox in the coming weeks from people you don’t know, here’s why. Facebook announced Thursday that it is testing a new…

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December 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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Google+ URL Shortening pro-tip

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Jesse Wojdylo
Goo.gl URL Shortener – An Amazing ToolI know most people on here probably have Google Analytics installed on their websites and they miss the opportunity to use this tool with their Google+ page and posts. ??I would suggest using the Goo.gl URL shortener as you can keep up with the clicks to a specific post or page. ??

One feature I would love to add to Goo.gl would be to save a specific link so it does not get buried. ??For those who have never used the service you simply place a URL into the convertor…

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November 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm

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LinkedIn endorsements. Slacktivism at it’s finest.

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LinkedIn’s Endorsements

All hail, or fail?

Evo Terra
LinkedIn endorsements. Slacktivism at it’s finest.I know that the folks at LinkedIn are trying to re-invigorate their network. I like the intent, but it seems to be falling short of the goal. The photo in this post shows my own LinkedIn Endorsement section. And while it’s technically correct, it’s far from an accurate of my skills and expertise.

Sure, some are true, but… wow. Don’t I have some say in at least what not to show? Yes, I can install a WordPress blog. I can also breathe. Not all that…

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October 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

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Android / BlackBerry, Offline GMail, TheNextWeb Conference, Two Pizza Teams and more… #podcast

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March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

HootSuite Auto Scheduling using Google Docs #twitter

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I like using the HootSuite bulk uploader, and round the time I posted the post HootSuite Bulk Uploads I had set up a Google Docs file to produce the csv file it requires as input. It can simply be made by uploading the example provided by HootSuite to Google Docs and using that as a template.

Google Documents Validation

As I was explaining the features of HootSuite to my mother, including the bulk uploader, I suddenly realized that I could make my spreadsheet more valuable for myself and others by adding a check to see whether it has 140 characters. I wasn’t able to use the regular Docs Data Validation, so I decided to roll my own in the script editor, which meant adding a Trigger to the script so it is called after the spreadsheet is edited. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Kred.ly the new Klout? #influence #authority

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Recently there was some discussion on Klout, their influence calculation is unclear. Many people were unhappy with the fact that their Klout Score is a moving target. People who actually use the numbers generated by Klout to find the influencers they want to contact also have the issue that they don’t see what the results are of their contacts.

There are other options like Kred.ly or PeerIndex although they have not yet got the klout of Klout.

Kred.ly is an interesting option as the scoring is extremely transparent, with this transparency the system could be gamed. This would need collusion on quite a large scale.

PeerIndex is less transparent, although it gives more statistics and information on the date it uses to calculate authority and score. Roughly your PeerIndex is an average of your Authority + Activity + Audience. Unlike Kred.ly it doesn’t give numbers on individual social actions, although it does give more direct feedback it can’t be used to directly game the system.

What all of them suffer from is that they see authority stemming from one account, and neglect to see that power users – who use different channels to curate content for different audiences – may have their klout spread thinly over places that aren’t included like multiple Twitter, Google+ or FaceBook pages.

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January 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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