Rod Dunne2012-08-14 16:42:16
Now I've (not) seen everything - an invisible cycling helmet 
Really hope these 2 become millionaires off the back of it.

edit> FYI this is not a prototype.. the invisible helmet is on the market > http://www.hovding.com/en/hovding
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  • Rod Dunne2012-08-14 16:42:16
    Now I've (not) seen everything - an invisible cycling helmet 
    Really hope these 2 become millionaires off the back of it.

    edit> FYI this is not a prototype.. the invisible helmet is on the market > http://www.hovding.com/en/hovding
  • 1121 plusses - 237 comments - 789 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-08-14 16:42:16
    Now I've (not) seen everything - an invisible cycling helmet 
    Really hope these 2 become millionaires off the back of it.

    edit> FYI this is not a prototype.. the invisible helmet is on the market > http://www.hovding.com/en/hovding
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  • Rod Dunne2012-01-22 19:34:50
    The Hierarchy of G+ Needs

    As +Google+ is a social network it makes sense to think of it in terms of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. The technology, features & addons in the G+ system are there to facilitate our social interaction.

    I've looked at the needs with a view to how individuals & small business need to integrate Google+.

    Its based on a full 10 minutes day-dreaming based research gleamed during my morning coffee ;§)>


    Here's the How to's I mention:
    - Adding Google Badges to your: http://goo.gl/6ok9u
    - Add an author’s credit link on web pages to their G+ profile: http://goo.gl/TXIUu
    - How to add a +1 button on your site: http://goo.gl/2leaj
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  • Rod Dunne2012-01-22 19:34:50
    The Hierarchy of G+ Needs

    As +Google+ is a social network it makes sense to think of it in terms of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. The technology, features & addons in the G+ system are there to facilitate our social interaction.

    I've looked at the needs with a view to how individuals & small business need to integrate Google+.

    Its based on a full 10 minutes day-dreaming based research gleamed during my morning coffee ;§)>


    Here's the How to's I mention:
    - Adding Google Badges to your: http://goo.gl/6ok9u
    - Add an author’s credit link on web pages to their G+ profile: http://goo.gl/TXIUu
    - How to add a +1 button on your site: http://goo.gl/2leaj
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  • Rod Dunne2012-01-22 19:34:50
    The Hierarchy of G+ Needs

    As +Google+ is a social network it makes sense to think of it in terms of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. The technology, features & addons in the G+ system are there to facilitate our social interaction.

    I've looked at the needs with a view to how individuals & small business need to integrate Google+.

    Its based on a full 10 minutes day-dreaming based research gleamed during my morning coffee ;§)>


    Here's the How to's I mention:
    - Adding Google Badges to your: http://goo.gl/6ok9u
    - Add an author’s credit link on web pages to their G+ profile: http://goo.gl/TXIUu
    - How to add a +1 button on your site: http://goo.gl/2leaj
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-16 08:51:45
    RECIPROCITY
    Give & Take

    Phil collins knows it. Dr Robert Cialdini knows it. Heck, even I know it!!!
    Now, YOU know it too. Happy Friday Plussers. :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-16 08:51:45
    RECIPROCITY
    Give & Take

    Phil collins knows it. Dr Robert Cialdini knows it. Heck, even I know it!!!
    Now, YOU know it too. Happy Friday Plussers. :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-16 08:51:45
    RECIPROCITY
    Give & Take

    Phil collins knows it. Dr Robert Cialdini knows it. Heck, even I know it!!!
    Now, YOU know it too. Happy Friday Plussers. :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-24 12:00:31
    How Do We REALLY Feel About People Using Google+ Profiles for Marketing Purposes?
    SURVEY RESULTS are at
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus

    The results from last weeks G+ survey are in and available on my blog below. I've included the responses to each question along with the interpretation & analysis of the various nuances of the survey design.

    I would welcome any feedback on the results & analysis and have tried to provide suggestions about how to apply digital marketing techniques within Google+ using the findings.Please use this thread for discussing the post results.

    SURVEY DISCUSSION HANGOUT THIS THURSDAY

    Feel like talking bout this? I can do a hangout this Thursday to discuss at 8PM GMT (= 9PM CEST Paris / 3PM EDT New York / 2PM CDT Chicago). I'll be online for 30 minutes if you wish to drop by.

    A massive thank you to everybody on Google+ who shared the post, those who +1’d it and everybody who participated filling out the survey. In addition, several people contacted me directly with votes of support, fresh ideas and viewpoints and possible suggestions for future surveys which was most helpful. Finally, thanks to +Patrick Sharpe for reviewing and contributing question ideas prior to the survey going out.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    FAQs about the survey

    Why did the survey focus on your first impressions & reactions to marketing techniques in G+?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL1

    Why did the survey focus on negative punishment reactions only?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL2

    Why did the survey focus specifically on detailing sole traders who use Google+ Profiles?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL3

    Why did the survey NOT cover prolonged exposure to marketing by an individual you know?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEA

    Why did the survey NOT cover the upper limits of tolerance to post frequency (e.g. reaction to 5/10/15 marketing posts from one person)?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEB

    Why did the survey NOT query the positive reactions and rewards of marketing?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEC

    And lastly an FYI: Heres the original G+ post promoting the survey https://plus.google.com/100807029253466370478/posts/34KNorx1rdv

    #googleplus #marketingonline #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #marketingsurvey #survey
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-24 12:00:31
    How Do We REALLY Feel About People Using Google+ Profiles for Marketing Purposes?
    SURVEY RESULTS are at
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus

    The results from last weeks G+ survey are in and available on my blog below. I've included the responses to each question along with the interpretation & analysis of the various nuances of the survey design.

    I would welcome any feedback on the results & analysis and have tried to provide suggestions about how to apply digital marketing techniques within Google+ using the findings.Please use this thread for discussing the post results.

    SURVEY DISCUSSION HANGOUT THIS THURSDAY

    Feel like talking bout this? I can do a hangout this Thursday to discuss at 8PM GMT (= 9PM CEST Paris / 3PM EDT New York / 2PM CDT Chicago). I'll be online for 30 minutes if you wish to drop by.

    A massive thank you to everybody on Google+ who shared the post, those who +1’d it and everybody who participated filling out the survey. In addition, several people contacted me directly with votes of support, fresh ideas and viewpoints and possible suggestions for future surveys which was most helpful. Finally, thanks to +Patrick Sharpe for reviewing and contributing question ideas prior to the survey going out.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    FAQs about the survey

    Why did the survey focus on your first impressions & reactions to marketing techniques in G+?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL1

    Why did the survey focus on negative punishment reactions only?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL2

    Why did the survey focus specifically on detailing sole traders who use Google+ Profiles?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL3

    Why did the survey NOT cover prolonged exposure to marketing by an individual you know?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEA

    Why did the survey NOT cover the upper limits of tolerance to post frequency (e.g. reaction to 5/10/15 marketing posts from one person)?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEB

    Why did the survey NOT query the positive reactions and rewards of marketing?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEC

    And lastly an FYI: Heres the original G+ post promoting the survey https://plus.google.com/100807029253466370478/posts/34KNorx1rdv

    #googleplus #marketingonline #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #marketingsurvey #survey
  • 41 plusses - 68 comments - 35 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-24 12:00:31
    How Do We REALLY Feel About People Using Google+ Profiles for Marketing Purposes?
    SURVEY RESULTS are at
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus

    The results from last weeks G+ survey are in and available on my blog below. I've included the responses to each question along with the interpretation & analysis of the various nuances of the survey design.

    I would welcome any feedback on the results & analysis and have tried to provide suggestions about how to apply digital marketing techniques within Google+ using the findings.Please use this thread for discussing the post results.

    SURVEY DISCUSSION HANGOUT THIS THURSDAY

    Feel like talking bout this? I can do a hangout this Thursday to discuss at 8PM GMT (= 9PM CEST Paris / 3PM EDT New York / 2PM CDT Chicago). I'll be online for 30 minutes if you wish to drop by.

    A massive thank you to everybody on Google+ who shared the post, those who +1’d it and everybody who participated filling out the survey. In addition, several people contacted me directly with votes of support, fresh ideas and viewpoints and possible suggestions for future surveys which was most helpful. Finally, thanks to +Patrick Sharpe for reviewing and contributing question ideas prior to the survey going out.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>


    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    FAQs about the survey

    Why did the survey focus on your first impressions & reactions to marketing techniques in G+?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL1

    Why did the survey focus on negative punishment reactions only?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL2

    Why did the survey focus specifically on detailing sole traders who use Google+ Profiles?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#GOAL3

    Why did the survey NOT cover prolonged exposure to marketing by an individual you know?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEA

    Why did the survey NOT cover the upper limits of tolerance to post frequency (e.g. reaction to 5/10/15 marketing posts from one person)?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEB

    Why did the survey NOT query the positive reactions and rewards of marketing?
    http://product-ivity.com/survey-results-to-what-degree-is-marketing-punished-in-google-plus#OUTOFSCOPEC

    And lastly an FYI: Heres the original G+ post promoting the survey https://plus.google.com/100807029253466370478/posts/34KNorx1rdv

    #googleplus #marketingonline #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #marketingsurvey #survey
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
    CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
    Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
    CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
    Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
  • 69 plusses - 19 comments - 35 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
    CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
    Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
    CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
    Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-13 17:27:37
    The 3 Social Networks within Google+ and The Part You Play

    You thought Google+ was just one social network, right? Technology-wise it’s all bundled in as one application - true. But the ecology of this knowledge network contains 3 different hidden networks we all overlook.

    I’ll show you the 3 hidden networks, the part you & your collaborators play in this and why you should even care... especially if you’re doing business on G+.

    [SPOILER ALERT] If you just can’t wait... the 3 social networks in Google+ are:
    1: Collaborative innovation networks
    2: Collaborative learning networks
    3: Collaborative interest networks

    None the wiser? – Read the full article on my blog… :§)>

    #collaboration #COINs #CIN #CLN #CKN
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-13 17:27:37
    The 3 Social Networks within Google+ and The Part You Play

    You thought Google+ was just one social network, right? Technology-wise it’s all bundled in as one application - true. But the ecology of this knowledge network contains 3 different hidden networks we all overlook.

    I’ll show you the 3 hidden networks, the part you & your collaborators play in this and why you should even care... especially if you’re doing business on G+.

    [SPOILER ALERT] If you just can’t wait... the 3 social networks in Google+ are:
    1: Collaborative innovation networks
    2: Collaborative learning networks
    3: Collaborative interest networks

    None the wiser? – Read the full article on my blog… :§)>

    #collaboration #COINs #CIN #CLN #CKN
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-13 17:27:37
    The 3 Social Networks within Google+ and The Part You Play

    You thought Google+ was just one social network, right? Technology-wise it’s all bundled in as one application - true. But the ecology of this knowledge network contains 3 different hidden networks we all overlook.

    I’ll show you the 3 hidden networks, the part you & your collaborators play in this and why you should even care... especially if you’re doing business on G+.

    [SPOILER ALERT] If you just can’t wait... the 3 social networks in Google+ are:
    1: Collaborative innovation networks
    2: Collaborative learning networks
    3: Collaborative interest networks

    None the wiser? – Read the full article on my blog… :§)>

    #collaboration #COINs #CIN #CLN #CKN
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-19 17:26:33
    How do you feel about people using Google+ profiles to market their wares?
    Quick 30 Second Survey all About Google+

    HERE IS THE SURVEY LINK
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFBGNW84bVRJYjZ0NHo5YVVOd0t2RkE6MQ

    One unwritten rule in G+ I find very interesting is the idea that blatant marketing of products/services is frowned upon. However, this rule is not explicitly defined for exact contexts and types of promotion. It's unwritten.

    I have created this short survey (6 questions - 60 seconds max) to evaluate perception to marketing of products and services in G+ and would love you to take a minute to complete it for me.

    I'll openly publish the results once it has at least 500 replies.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>

    Please SHARE this post too: The more participants, the more likely the results reflect a larger consensus.

    Major props to +Patrick Sharpe for helping me out contrbuting some great ideas & text for the survey content.

    Disclosure: This is NOT being done for any company/agency, but for my own personal interest in social psychology & normative behavior in social media.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-19 17:26:33
    How do you feel about people using Google+ profiles to market their wares?
    Quick 30 Second Survey all About Google+

    HERE IS THE SURVEY LINK
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFBGNW84bVRJYjZ0NHo5YVVOd0t2RkE6MQ

    One unwritten rule in G+ I find very interesting is the idea that blatant marketing of products/services is frowned upon. However, this rule is not explicitly defined for exact contexts and types of promotion. It's unwritten.

    I have created this short survey (6 questions - 60 seconds max) to evaluate perception to marketing of products and services in G+ and would love you to take a minute to complete it for me.

    I'll openly publish the results once it has at least 500 replies.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>

    Please SHARE this post too: The more participants, the more likely the results reflect a larger consensus.

    Major props to +Patrick Sharpe for helping me out contrbuting some great ideas & text for the survey content.

    Disclosure: This is NOT being done for any company/agency, but for my own personal interest in social psychology & normative behavior in social media.
  • 37 plusses - 2 comments - 45 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-19 17:26:33
    How do you feel about people using Google+ profiles to market their wares?
    Quick 30 Second Survey all About Google+

    HERE IS THE SURVEY LINK
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFBGNW84bVRJYjZ0NHo5YVVOd0t2RkE6MQ

    One unwritten rule in G+ I find very interesting is the idea that blatant marketing of products/services is frowned upon. However, this rule is not explicitly defined for exact contexts and types of promotion. It's unwritten.

    I have created this short survey (6 questions - 60 seconds max) to evaluate perception to marketing of products and services in G+ and would love you to take a minute to complete it for me.

    I'll openly publish the results once it has at least 500 replies.

    Cheers, Rod :§)>

    Please SHARE this post too: The more participants, the more likely the results reflect a larger consensus.

    Major props to +Patrick Sharpe for helping me out contrbuting some great ideas & text for the survey content.

    Disclosure: This is NOT being done for any company/agency, but for my own personal interest in social psychology & normative behavior in social media.
  • 37 plusses - 2 comments - 45 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-02-16 20:26:40
    41 Lessons Learned From My 41 Years on This Planet

    I decided to take an evening off from the serious posts and do a fun brain-dump of my life lessons. Hope you enjoy this tour round my grey matter ;)

    I may never discover what potpourri is for. Stephen Hawkings doesn’t know either. That makes us equals in my books.

    Most people don’t know what they want to do when they grow up. And most folk never will. The fun part is the journey so try to do as many jobs as possible. It’s easier to filter out those you don’t want to do.

    Love is a Battlefield. And you carry the battle scars for life.

    Fear of the unknown and worry about what might happen in the future are excuses for inaction.

    Nobody has a bloody clue what’s going on, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Everybody is winging it. It’s just some people look more confident than others.

    Saying nothing and having a quizzical look on your face is highly recommended. You can never put a foot wrong.

    Family are more important than work. Workmates are not mates. Don’t lose sight of which ones are important.

    Being fired from a job is one of the most exciting things that can happen. I only regret waiting until my 30s to start getting fired.

    I was a lot better looking than I thought when I was 20.

    Having to report to a boss is life sapping. Most bosses have been promoted far above their ability.

    Having to be the boss is life sapping. All your employees actively do things to ensure your objectives will fail.

    Regretting things in the past is pointless. You can’t change it so move on.

    The music I liked as a kid has never been beaten since. And nothing that came before it was as good either.

    Nobody actually looks good naked. That’s why dimmer switches were invented.

    Every five years I change into someone better than I was. I’d hate to meet me when I was 20. By 100 I’ll have been 20 different people.

    Most TV is completely pointless. It took me a long time to realize that non-productive time watching soaps really didn’t feed my mind or my bank balance. All it is is the lettuce in an advertisement sandwich.

    You don’t need the latest gadgets. You’re just being exploited by marketing departments and advertisers to think you just can’t live without these things. Drive your car until it falls apart.

    Most people are generally quite nice and up for some banter. You can find common ground with just about anyone.

    I will never like classical music. This does not mean I’m a Neanderthal. It just doesn’t float my boat. Ditto rap music. Sorry Snoop - but I do dig your style.

    Everyone is looking out for their owns interests. When push comes to shove people become selfish and will shaft you at the first opportunity. Don’t let this weigh you down, but likewise don’t be the one to get caught saying I didn’t see that coming.

    People who don’t buy a round of drinks after you bought the last round deserve a slap in the face. I will never talk to you again if this happens. Never. Ever. Ever. This rule will not change.

    There is no point worrying about what people think. You’d be surprised to realize how little they do think. And it’s rarely about you or me. Its usually about food or smartphones.

    Most people are really just big babies. They continuously try to see what they can get away with due to their inherent selfishness, just like a child. If you let them away with this once then they’ll continue doing it.

    Very religious people make very boring dinner guests.

    Nearly everybody will try to avoid conflict. They’ll freeze or try to make flight. I’ve discovered it pays to stand up to people who are bullies or oppressive to you. The person who is more belligerent and persistent will win the argument or discussion. Perseverance is a virtue.

    Starting up your own business is easier than you think.

    As I grow older I like more of the things my parents like. Music, films, art, everything.

    I may never understand why some people walk really fast to work. You’d swear they really loved their job.

    Brainstorming sessions are a way of avoiding work. Everyone knows this.

    Look before you leap, but don’t look too long.

    Academic knowledge is great in small doses. Applying what you learn in real world situations and testing what fails and succeeds is much more beneficial.

    I don’t like pictures of cute animals. That does not make me evil. It just means I’m thinking of other things.

    All governments are flawed. I’d love to think politicians are a cut above the rest but most are veering towards corruption or being outright zealots. Zealots believe they champion causes for the greater good but usually only satisfy their moral codes. At least corrupt politicians can be paid off and do some good for some portion of society.

    The state of the shoes you wear tell a lot about the person you actually are. They are the furthest thing from your head. All women know this at some sub-atomic level. All men who wear tuxedos with casual shoes don’t.

    The shower in swanky hotels are always better than the one you have at home.

    All creativity involves destruction of some kind. Even bushfires occur so that fresh growth can happen.

    You only truly fall in love once. Anything after that is a compromise.

    Don’t do what everyone else does as it’ll only get you the same results. You are an individual after all so apply your individual flavor to everything you do.

    Working late nights and long hours in a job will not get you the big promotion & pay increase. Bosses will just see you as the big Patsy they can’t afford to replace or promote as they’ll need two people to do your job.

    Painting, music and dance are primitive art forms. We’re hardwired to enjoy doing them. Anything else we fill our hours doing in our civilized society will never compare to those three art forms.

    I’m just one person spending one hour to write this one little list. Every person you pass by, see or interact with each day could make up just as big a list too. We all have stories to tell though some choose not to share them.

    This is a full excerpt of my own thoughts, not rehashed quotes. If I see any of these turned into memes then may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. Just sayin.

    Full post on my blog at: http://squidinky.com/41-lessons-learned-from-my-41-years-on-this-planet
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-16 20:26:40
    41 Lessons Learned From My 41 Years on This Planet

    I decided to take an evening off from the serious posts and do a fun brain-dump of my life lessons. Hope you enjoy this tour round my grey matter ;)

    I may never discover what potpourri is for. Stephen Hawkings doesn’t know either. That makes us equals in my books.

    Most people don’t know what they want to do when they grow up. And most folk never will. The fun part is the journey so try to do as many jobs as possible. It’s easier to filter out those you don’t want to do.

    Love is a Battlefield. And you carry the battle scars for life.

    Fear of the unknown and worry about what might happen in the future are excuses for inaction.

    Nobody has a bloody clue what’s going on, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Everybody is winging it. It’s just some people look more confident than others.

    Saying nothing and having a quizzical look on your face is highly recommended. You can never put a foot wrong.

    Family are more important than work. Workmates are not mates. Don’t lose sight of which ones are important.

    Being fired from a job is one of the most exciting things that can happen. I only regret waiting until my 30s to start getting fired.

    I was a lot better looking than I thought when I was 20.

    Having to report to a boss is life sapping. Most bosses have been promoted far above their ability.

    Having to be the boss is life sapping. All your employees actively do things to ensure your objectives will fail.

    Regretting things in the past is pointless. You can’t change it so move on.

    The music I liked as a kid has never been beaten since. And nothing that came before it was as good either.

    Nobody actually looks good naked. That’s why dimmer switches were invented.

    Every five years I change into someone better than I was. I’d hate to meet me when I was 20. By 100 I’ll have been 20 different people.

    Most TV is completely pointless. It took me a long time to realize that non-productive time watching soaps really didn’t feed my mind or my bank balance. All it is is the lettuce in an advertisement sandwich.

    You don’t need the latest gadgets. You’re just being exploited by marketing departments and advertisers to think you just can’t live without these things. Drive your car until it falls apart.

    Most people are generally quite nice and up for some banter. You can find common ground with just about anyone.

    I will never like classical music. This does not mean I’m a Neanderthal. It just doesn’t float my boat. Ditto rap music. Sorry Snoop - but I do dig your style.

    Everyone is looking out for their owns interests. When push comes to shove people become selfish and will shaft you at the first opportunity. Don’t let this weigh you down, but likewise don’t be the one to get caught saying I didn’t see that coming.

    People who don’t buy a round of drinks after you bought the last round deserve a slap in the face. I will never talk to you again if this happens. Never. Ever. Ever. This rule will not change.

    There is no point worrying about what people think. You’d be surprised to realize how little they do think. And it’s rarely about you or me. Its usually about food or smartphones.

    Most people are really just big babies. They continuously try to see what they can get away with due to their inherent selfishness, just like a child. If you let them away with this once then they’ll continue doing it.

    Very religious people make very boring dinner guests.

    Nearly everybody will try to avoid conflict. They’ll freeze or try to make flight. I’ve discovered it pays to stand up to people who are bullies or oppressive to you. The person who is more belligerent and persistent will win the argument or discussion. Perseverance is a virtue.

    Starting up your own business is easier than you think.

    As I grow older I like more of the things my parents like. Music, films, art, everything.

    I may never understand why some people walk really fast to work. You’d swear they really loved their job.

    Brainstorming sessions are a way of avoiding work. Everyone knows this.

    Look before you leap, but don’t look too long.

    Academic knowledge is great in small doses. Applying what you learn in real world situations and testing what fails and succeeds is much more beneficial.

    I don’t like pictures of cute animals. That does not make me evil. It just means I’m thinking of other things.

    All governments are flawed. I’d love to think politicians are a cut above the rest but most are veering towards corruption or being outright zealots. Zealots believe they champion causes for the greater good but usually only satisfy their moral codes. At least corrupt politicians can be paid off and do some good for some portion of society.

    The state of the shoes you wear tell a lot about the person you actually are. They are the furthest thing from your head. All women know this at some sub-atomic level. All men who wear tuxedos with casual shoes don’t.

    The shower in swanky hotels are always better than the one you have at home.

    All creativity involves destruction of some kind. Even bushfires occur so that fresh growth can happen.

    You only truly fall in love once. Anything after that is a compromise.

    Don’t do what everyone else does as it’ll only get you the same results. You are an individual after all so apply your individual flavor to everything you do.

    Working late nights and long hours in a job will not get you the big promotion & pay increase. Bosses will just see you as the big Patsy they can’t afford to replace or promote as they’ll need two people to do your job.

    Painting, music and dance are primitive art forms. We’re hardwired to enjoy doing them. Anything else we fill our hours doing in our civilized society will never compare to those three art forms.

    I’m just one person spending one hour to write this one little list. Every person you pass by, see or interact with each day could make up just as big a list too. We all have stories to tell though some choose not to share them.

    This is a full excerpt of my own thoughts, not rehashed quotes. If I see any of these turned into memes then may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. Just sayin.

    Full post on my blog at: http://squidinky.com/41-lessons-learned-from-my-41-years-on-this-planet
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-16 20:26:40
    41 Lessons Learned From My 41 Years on This Planet

    I decided to take an evening off from the serious posts and do a fun brain-dump of my life lessons. Hope you enjoy this tour round my grey matter ;)

    I may never discover what potpourri is for. Stephen Hawkings doesn’t know either. That makes us equals in my books.

    Most people don’t know what they want to do when they grow up. And most folk never will. The fun part is the journey so try to do as many jobs as possible. It’s easier to filter out those you don’t want to do.

    Love is a Battlefield. And you carry the battle scars for life.

    Fear of the unknown and worry about what might happen in the future are excuses for inaction.

    Nobody has a bloody clue what’s going on, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Everybody is winging it. It’s just some people look more confident than others.

    Saying nothing and having a quizzical look on your face is highly recommended. You can never put a foot wrong.

    Family are more important than work. Workmates are not mates. Don’t lose sight of which ones are important.

    Being fired from a job is one of the most exciting things that can happen. I only regret waiting until my 30s to start getting fired.

    I was a lot better looking than I thought when I was 20.

    Having to report to a boss is life sapping. Most bosses have been promoted far above their ability.

    Having to be the boss is life sapping. All your employees actively do things to ensure your objectives will fail.

    Regretting things in the past is pointless. You can’t change it so move on.

    The music I liked as a kid has never been beaten since. And nothing that came before it was as good either.

    Nobody actually looks good naked. That’s why dimmer switches were invented.

    Every five years I change into someone better than I was. I’d hate to meet me when I was 20. By 100 I’ll have been 20 different people.

    Most TV is completely pointless. It took me a long time to realize that non-productive time watching soaps really didn’t feed my mind or my bank balance. All it is is the lettuce in an advertisement sandwich.

    You don’t need the latest gadgets. You’re just being exploited by marketing departments and advertisers to think you just can’t live without these things. Drive your car until it falls apart.

    Most people are generally quite nice and up for some banter. You can find common ground with just about anyone.

    I will never like classical music. This does not mean I’m a Neanderthal. It just doesn’t float my boat. Ditto rap music. Sorry Snoop - but I do dig your style.

    Everyone is looking out for their owns interests. When push comes to shove people become selfish and will shaft you at the first opportunity. Don’t let this weigh you down, but likewise don’t be the one to get caught saying I didn’t see that coming.

    People who don’t buy a round of drinks after you bought the last round deserve a slap in the face. I will never talk to you again if this happens. Never. Ever. Ever. This rule will not change.

    There is no point worrying about what people think. You’d be surprised to realize how little they do think. And it’s rarely about you or me. Its usually about food or smartphones.

    Most people are really just big babies. They continuously try to see what they can get away with due to their inherent selfishness, just like a child. If you let them away with this once then they’ll continue doing it.

    Very religious people make very boring dinner guests.

    Nearly everybody will try to avoid conflict. They’ll freeze or try to make flight. I’ve discovered it pays to stand up to people who are bullies or oppressive to you. The person who is more belligerent and persistent will win the argument or discussion. Perseverance is a virtue.

    Starting up your own business is easier than you think.

    As I grow older I like more of the things my parents like. Music, films, art, everything.

    I may never understand why some people walk really fast to work. You’d swear they really loved their job.

    Brainstorming sessions are a way of avoiding work. Everyone knows this.

    Look before you leap, but don’t look too long.

    Academic knowledge is great in small doses. Applying what you learn in real world situations and testing what fails and succeeds is much more beneficial.

    I don’t like pictures of cute animals. That does not make me evil. It just means I’m thinking of other things.

    All governments are flawed. I’d love to think politicians are a cut above the rest but most are veering towards corruption or being outright zealots. Zealots believe they champion causes for the greater good but usually only satisfy their moral codes. At least corrupt politicians can be paid off and do some good for some portion of society.

    The state of the shoes you wear tell a lot about the person you actually are. They are the furthest thing from your head. All women know this at some sub-atomic level. All men who wear tuxedos with casual shoes don’t.

    The shower in swanky hotels are always better than the one you have at home.

    All creativity involves destruction of some kind. Even bushfires occur so that fresh growth can happen.

    You only truly fall in love once. Anything after that is a compromise.

    Don’t do what everyone else does as it’ll only get you the same results. You are an individual after all so apply your individual flavor to everything you do.

    Working late nights and long hours in a job will not get you the big promotion & pay increase. Bosses will just see you as the big Patsy they can’t afford to replace or promote as they’ll need two people to do your job.

    Painting, music and dance are primitive art forms. We’re hardwired to enjoy doing them. Anything else we fill our hours doing in our civilized society will never compare to those three art forms.

    I’m just one person spending one hour to write this one little list. Every person you pass by, see or interact with each day could make up just as big a list too. We all have stories to tell though some choose not to share them.

    This is a full excerpt of my own thoughts, not rehashed quotes. If I see any of these turned into memes then may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits. Just sayin.

    Full post on my blog at: http://squidinky.com/41-lessons-learned-from-my-41-years-on-this-planet
  • 29 plusses - 16 comments - 23 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-02-26 14:06:43
    Discovering the Lost Tribes of the Google Plus Ecosystem
    (or why curating & sharing your own circles is mission-critical social strategy)

    After a week curating posts on Google Plus I came to a revelation. Namely that curating circles is a MUCH more critical social strategy for strengthening your bonds & engagement levels online... i.e. uncovering YOUR tribe.

    This revelation came to me thanks to a community of G+ Bellydancers. In particular, a shared circle curated by +Sabrina Rakkasah of 160 Professional & Semi-Pro Bellydancers communicating on G+ thanks to their shared interest.

    You'll need to read the full article [linked below on my blog] to understand why curated circles hold the key to Google Plus's & Your social success.

    [FYI: Sabrina’s circle is actively looking to include more bellydancers, especially for connecting dancers internationally. Heres the circle details where you can connect. https://plus.google.com/u/0/106634103094186665612/posts/VkDheipcdQF]

    [PROPS: To Sabrina's friend +Jason Wells for resharing the circle originally.]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-02-26 14:06:43
    Discovering the Lost Tribes of the Google Plus Ecosystem
    (or why curating & sharing your own circles is mission-critical social strategy)

    After a week curating posts on Google Plus I came to a revelation. Namely that curating circles is a MUCH more critical social strategy for strengthening your bonds & engagement levels online... i.e. uncovering YOUR tribe.

    This revelation came to me thanks to a community of G+ Bellydancers. In particular, a shared circle curated by +Sabrina Rakkasah of 160 Professional & Semi-Pro Bellydancers communicating on G+ thanks to their shared interest.

    You'll need to read the full article [linked below on my blog] to understand why curated circles hold the key to Google Plus's & Your social success.

    [FYI: Sabrina’s circle is actively looking to include more bellydancers, especially for connecting dancers internationally. Heres the circle details where you can connect. https://plus.google.com/u/0/106634103094186665612/posts/VkDheipcdQF]

    [PROPS: To Sabrina's friend +Jason Wells for resharing the circle originally.]
  • 21 plusses - 30 comments - 19 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-02-26 14:06:43
    Discovering the Lost Tribes of the Google Plus Ecosystem
    (or why curating & sharing your own circles is mission-critical social strategy)

    After a week curating posts on Google Plus I came to a revelation. Namely that curating circles is a MUCH more critical social strategy for strengthening your bonds & engagement levels online... i.e. uncovering YOUR tribe.

    This revelation came to me thanks to a community of G+ Bellydancers. In particular, a shared circle curated by +Sabrina Rakkasah of 160 Professional & Semi-Pro Bellydancers communicating on G+ thanks to their shared interest.

    You'll need to read the full article [linked below on my blog] to understand why curated circles hold the key to Google Plus's & Your social success.

    [FYI: Sabrina’s circle is actively looking to include more bellydancers, especially for connecting dancers internationally. Heres the circle details where you can connect. https://plus.google.com/u/0/106634103094186665612/posts/VkDheipcdQF]

    [PROPS: To Sabrina's friend +Jason Wells for resharing the circle originally.]
  • 21 plusses - 30 comments - 19 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-07-16 15:57:11
    Finally Unleashing My Sci-fi Novel - Terra Swarm
    The first of my sci-fi series featuring autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae
    Now available to buy/preview on Amazon Kindle - http://goo.gl/YuqpJ
    ePub edition - http://goo.gl/M4XXu
    or you can buy a paperback copy via Lulu - http://goo.gl/YWLVj

    Please SHARE this on to your Sci-Fi friends

    The Back Cover Teaser

    Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.

    Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. As suitable terra firma was identified swarms of craft consolidated as hive ships. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.

    The nature was right. The execution flawed.

    What’s the book about?

    On the surface my books deal with major themes. The first installment ‘Terra Swarm‘ focused firmly on positive & negative liberty.

    The sci-fi genre is used as the catalyst for putting these themes across, without myself and the reader getting hung up by modern day baggage.

    My writing contains a natural sprinkling of suspense, intrigue, romance and humor. But dig deeper and you can unearth sub-text relating to psychology, politics, sociology, religion and philosophy.

    Terrasodes: More to Come From Linien Primae

    I’m currently working on a series of Terrasodes – episodic books detailing deep space exploration and terra formation. The books will delve into the odyssey of autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.

    My current blueprint for the series consists of 6 books in total, though the number increases as I keep thinking of new themes to cover and adventures for Linien & Co. to experience.

    Cover Art/Design

    The cover art is called Barcelona Muse (Acrylic on Canvas) by Rod Dunne.

    It’s a piece I did previous to the book, and YES, it does have a bearing on the story… but you’ll have to read the book to find out :c)

    === === === === === === === === === === === === === === 
    This excerpt taken from my blog post launch:
    http://squidinky.com/terra-swarm-linien-primae-terrasodes
  • 20 plusses - 27 comments - 17 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-07-16 15:57:11
    Finally Unleashing My Sci-fi Novel - Terra Swarm
    The first of my sci-fi series featuring autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae
    Now available to buy/preview on Amazon Kindle - http://goo.gl/YuqpJ
    ePub edition - http://goo.gl/M4XXu
    or you can buy a paperback copy via Lulu - http://goo.gl/YWLVj

    Please SHARE this on to your Sci-Fi friends

    The Back Cover Teaser

    Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.

    Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. As suitable terra firma was identified swarms of craft consolidated as hive ships. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.

    The nature was right. The execution flawed.

    What’s the book about?

    On the surface my books deal with major themes. The first installment ‘Terra Swarm‘ focused firmly on positive & negative liberty.

    The sci-fi genre is used as the catalyst for putting these themes across, without myself and the reader getting hung up by modern day baggage.

    My writing contains a natural sprinkling of suspense, intrigue, romance and humor. But dig deeper and you can unearth sub-text relating to psychology, politics, sociology, religion and philosophy.

    Terrasodes: More to Come From Linien Primae

    I’m currently working on a series of Terrasodes – episodic books detailing deep space exploration and terra formation. The books will delve into the odyssey of autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.

    My current blueprint for the series consists of 6 books in total, though the number increases as I keep thinking of new themes to cover and adventures for Linien & Co. to experience.

    Cover Art/Design

    The cover art is called Barcelona Muse (Acrylic on Canvas) by Rod Dunne.

    It’s a piece I did previous to the book, and YES, it does have a bearing on the story… but you’ll have to read the book to find out :c)

    === === === === === === === === === === === === === === 
    This excerpt taken from my blog post launch:
    http://squidinky.com/terra-swarm-linien-primae-terrasodes
  • 20 plusses - 27 comments - 17 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-07-16 15:57:11
    Finally Unleashing My Sci-fi Novel - Terra Swarm
    The first of my sci-fi series featuring autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae
    Now available to buy/preview on Amazon Kindle - http://goo.gl/YuqpJ
    ePub edition - http://goo.gl/M4XXu
    or you can buy a paperback copy via Lulu - http://goo.gl/YWLVj

    Please SHARE this on to your Sci-Fi friends

    The Back Cover Teaser

    Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.

    Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. As suitable terra firma was identified swarms of craft consolidated as hive ships. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.

    The nature was right. The execution flawed.

    What’s the book about?

    On the surface my books deal with major themes. The first installment ‘Terra Swarm‘ focused firmly on positive & negative liberty.

    The sci-fi genre is used as the catalyst for putting these themes across, without myself and the reader getting hung up by modern day baggage.

    My writing contains a natural sprinkling of suspense, intrigue, romance and humor. But dig deeper and you can unearth sub-text relating to psychology, politics, sociology, religion and philosophy.

    Terrasodes: More to Come From Linien Primae

    I’m currently working on a series of Terrasodes – episodic books detailing deep space exploration and terra formation. The books will delve into the odyssey of autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.

    My current blueprint for the series consists of 6 books in total, though the number increases as I keep thinking of new themes to cover and adventures for Linien & Co. to experience.

    Cover Art/Design

    The cover art is called Barcelona Muse (Acrylic on Canvas) by Rod Dunne.

    It’s a piece I did previous to the book, and YES, it does have a bearing on the story… but you’ll have to read the book to find out :c)

    === === === === === === === === === === === === === === 
    This excerpt taken from my blog post launch:
    http://squidinky.com/terra-swarm-linien-primae-terrasodes
  • 20 plusses - 27 comments - 17 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-04 07:28:56
    Only 1% of the Internet Ecology are actually creating..... Thats all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So heres the scoop. I'd not heard of the 90-9-1 principle (aka the 1% rule of Internet culture) before this morning. The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing.

    If this holds (and its based on research of forums) then theres really not that much creation goin on is there :c|

    Oh, and 90% of people are lurking... thats a lot of folk hanging back. Pity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90%E2%80%939%E2%80%931_principle
  • 22 plusses - 42 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-04 07:28:56
    Only 1% of the Internet Ecology are actually creating..... Thats all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So heres the scoop. I'd not heard of the 90-9-1 principle (aka the 1% rule of Internet culture) before this morning. The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing.

    If this holds (and its based on research of forums) then theres really not that much creation goin on is there :c|

    Oh, and 90% of people are lurking... thats a lot of folk hanging back. Pity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90%E2%80%939%E2%80%931_principle
  • 22 plusses - 42 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-04 07:28:56
    Only 1% of the Internet Ecology are actually creating..... Thats all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So heres the scoop. I'd not heard of the 90-9-1 principle (aka the 1% rule of Internet culture) before this morning. The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing.

    If this holds (and its based on research of forums) then theres really not that much creation goin on is there :c|

    Oh, and 90% of people are lurking... thats a lot of folk hanging back. Pity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90%E2%80%939%E2%80%931_principle
  • 22 plusses - 42 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-03-15 21:41:30
    Your Project Manager circle needs You!

    If you, or someone you know, are a:
    - Project Manager
    - IT Project Manager
    - Project Management Office Manager
    - Scrum Manager
    - Agile Team Manager
    - etc....

    I'd like to build a SMALL Circle of PMs. Irrespective of methodology (agile, waterfall, PMP, Prince2, SPM, etc.).

    How small? Very - I'd rather it stay a small group interested in discussing the academic nature of our work, ways to improve process etc. I'd also hope its not a chance to hawk something.

    Interested? Add your name to the comments if interested or share on.
  • 13 plusses - 37 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-03-15 21:41:30
    Your Project Manager circle needs You!

    If you, or someone you know, are a:
    - Project Manager
    - IT Project Manager
    - Project Management Office Manager
    - Scrum Manager
    - Agile Team Manager
    - etc....

    I'd like to build a SMALL Circle of PMs. Irrespective of methodology (agile, waterfall, PMP, Prince2, SPM, etc.).

    How small? Very - I'd rather it stay a small group interested in discussing the academic nature of our work, ways to improve process etc. I'd also hope its not a chance to hawk something.

    Interested? Add your name to the comments if interested or share on.
  • 13 plusses - 37 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-03-15 21:41:30
    Your Project Manager circle needs You!

    If you, or someone you know, are a:
    - Project Manager
    - IT Project Manager
    - Project Management Office Manager
    - Scrum Manager
    - Agile Team Manager
    - etc....

    I'd like to build a SMALL Circle of PMs. Irrespective of methodology (agile, waterfall, PMP, Prince2, SPM, etc.).

    How small? Very - I'd rather it stay a small group interested in discussing the academic nature of our work, ways to improve process etc. I'd also hope its not a chance to hawk something.

    Interested? Add your name to the comments if interested or share on.
  • 13 plusses - 37 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-05-04 17:48:42
    Bowie + Bolan... making a racket. Its not their finest ever moment, but its a moment for sure. Rare to see DB with 'an axe'.
  • 40 plusses - 6 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-05-04 17:48:42
    Bowie + Bolan... making a racket. Its not their finest ever moment, but its a moment for sure. Rare to see DB with 'an axe'.
  • 40 plusses - 6 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-05-04 17:48:42
    Bowie + Bolan... making a racket. Its not their finest ever moment, but its a moment for sure. Rare to see DB with 'an axe'.
  • 40 plusses - 6 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-05-04 17:48:42
    Bowie + Bolan... making a racket. Its not their finest ever moment, but its a moment for sure. Rare to see DB with 'an axe'.
  • 40 plusses - 6 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-01-27 11:30:02
    Perception in the Advertising World
    #advertising
  • 17 plusses - 9 comments - 15 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-01-27 11:30:02
    Perception in the Advertising World
    #advertising
  • 17 plusses - 9 comments - 15 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-01-27 11:30:02
    Perception in the Advertising World
    #advertising
  • 17 plusses - 9 comments - 15 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-21 15:01:27
    While the news still bleats about austerity and tightening budgets its worth remembering how Iceland went from zero to hero economically, without austerity measures and without private bank bailouts. 

    If only all politicians had the balls to stand up to big money.

    Public servants == serving the public

    3-min vid of Iceland's Pres. Grimsson explaining their four year turnaround.
  • 41 plusses - 6 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-21 15:01:27
    While the news still bleats about austerity and tightening budgets its worth remembering how Iceland went from zero to hero economically, without austerity measures and without private bank bailouts. 

    If only all politicians had the balls to stand up to big money.

    Public servants == serving the public

    3-min vid of Iceland's Pres. Grimsson explaining their four year turnaround.
  • 41 plusses - 6 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-21 15:01:27
    While the news still bleats about austerity and tightening budgets its worth remembering how Iceland went from zero to hero economically, without austerity measures and without private bank bailouts. 

    If only all politicians had the balls to stand up to big money.

    Public servants == serving the public

    3-min vid of Iceland's Pres. Grimsson explaining their four year turnaround.
  • 41 plusses - 6 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-21 15:01:27
    While the news still bleats about austerity and tightening budgets its worth remembering how Iceland went from zero to hero economically, without austerity measures and without private bank bailouts. 

    If only all politicians had the balls to stand up to big money.

    Public servants == serving the public

    3-min vid of Iceland's Pres. Grimsson explaining their four year turnaround.
  • 41 plusses - 6 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-11-07 11:55:17
    Mitt and Ann Romney secretly pleased they don't have to move into a smaller house. ;)
    #election2012  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 11 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-11-07 11:55:17
    Mitt and Ann Romney secretly pleased they don't have to move into a smaller house. ;)
    #election2012  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 11 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-11-07 11:55:17
    Mitt and Ann Romney secretly pleased they don't have to move into a smaller house. ;)
    #election2012  
  • 27 plusses - 2 comments - 11 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-13 10:31:42
    NSFW: Its like Edison said - Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% getting your name out there

    If your social media ego is getting a little inflated, or you know someone who is 'Twitter Famous' then they need to be sat down and forced to see this witty satire.

    Its a house of cards built on sand.

    Tip o' the hat to +Irma Walter for the find & ego-realignment ;)
  • 16 plusses - 9 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-13 10:31:42
    NSFW: Its like Edison said - Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% getting your name out there

    If your social media ego is getting a little inflated, or you know someone who is 'Twitter Famous' then they need to be sat down and forced to see this witty satire.

    Its a house of cards built on sand.

    Tip o' the hat to +Irma Walter for the find & ego-realignment ;)
  • 16 plusses - 9 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-13 10:31:42
    NSFW: Its like Edison said - Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% getting your name out there

    If your social media ego is getting a little inflated, or you know someone who is 'Twitter Famous' then they need to be sat down and forced to see this witty satire.

    Its a house of cards built on sand.

    Tip o' the hat to +Irma Walter for the find & ego-realignment ;)
  • 16 plusses - 9 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-01-21 11:51:53
    Googles new 'Your Circles' option - Whats it for then?

    After posting about Google+'s 'Your Circles' option last night, +Chris Lang rightly asked what the point of it was... its certainly not apparent.

    Get a coffee, settle into your chair/beanbag/hammock/tree-house and prepare for the Lord of the Rings of G+ posts.

    A little testing
    So heres what I did (see screengrab pic wayyyyyyyyy below - or a clearer version here > http://cdn.product-ivity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Your-Circles.png)
    - I used a second G+ account and posted to 'Your Circles', which included my 'Rod Dunne' account.
    - I then logged in as 'Rod Dunne' to see what I could do with the post.
    - The only standout item is that recipients cannot share the post to Public

    So it doesn't seem like a security feature in that sense. Its just keeping it to extended circles, maximum.

    Hmmm: Ok, still no clearer. Whats the benefit then?

    Well it just seems like a handy way of picking a group of circles you wish to share to (family, acquaintances, etc.) as one big sharing bundle and posting to them.

    By default the Following circle is disabled from Your Circles.

    Think of it then like people you're okey sharing posts with, being kept separate from people you just want to stalk follow.

    Google Chat: The possible real benefit

    In Googles FAQ it says: By default, only people in “Your circles” can chat with you.

    Now, maybe THIS is the security feature.

    I have 600 followers - enlightened, good-looking, salt-of-the-earth beings one 'n' all. Always up for virtual canapes & champers in the VIP Circle. However, I've had 5 prank Google Chat popups from Followers in the past week.

    Ok, no biggy you say. 1% ain't bad.

    Think how Lady GaGa or Bono or Shakira must feel. They have 500,000+ followers all of whom can ping them for a chat. If 1% ping them that makes 5000 unwanted pings a week!!! That'd put me off using G+ rapidly. Chat being enabled - across the board - doesn't scale with your increasing number of followers.

    G+ is still in early days. In 12 months time I hope to build up more followers and I certainly don't want all followers being able to Google Chat via G+ to me.

    Its a privacy thing.

    Being able to pull down someones jolly post off the stream is grand. But having my day interrupted is another.

    So, I suspect Your Circles is there to protect anyone with big followings from constant harranging and the inevitable sales pitches yet to come. And also future-proof the rest of us as our beguiling, debonaire & endearing followers increase.

    P.S. I will not feel harassed if Shakira chooses to Google Chat with me :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-01-21 11:51:53
    Googles new 'Your Circles' option - Whats it for then?

    After posting about Google+'s 'Your Circles' option last night, +Chris Lang rightly asked what the point of it was... its certainly not apparent.

    Get a coffee, settle into your chair/beanbag/hammock/tree-house and prepare for the Lord of the Rings of G+ posts.

    A little testing
    So heres what I did (see screengrab pic wayyyyyyyyy below - or a clearer version here > http://cdn.product-ivity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Your-Circles.png)
    - I used a second G+ account and posted to 'Your Circles', which included my 'Rod Dunne' account.
    - I then logged in as 'Rod Dunne' to see what I could do with the post.
    - The only standout item is that recipients cannot share the post to Public

    So it doesn't seem like a security feature in that sense. Its just keeping it to extended circles, maximum.

    Hmmm: Ok, still no clearer. Whats the benefit then?

    Well it just seems like a handy way of picking a group of circles you wish to share to (family, acquaintances, etc.) as one big sharing bundle and posting to them.

    By default the Following circle is disabled from Your Circles.

    Think of it then like people you're okey sharing posts with, being kept separate from people you just want to stalk follow.

    Google Chat: The possible real benefit

    In Googles FAQ it says: By default, only people in “Your circles” can chat with you.

    Now, maybe THIS is the security feature.

    I have 600 followers - enlightened, good-looking, salt-of-the-earth beings one 'n' all. Always up for virtual canapes & champers in the VIP Circle. However, I've had 5 prank Google Chat popups from Followers in the past week.

    Ok, no biggy you say. 1% ain't bad.

    Think how Lady GaGa or Bono or Shakira must feel. They have 500,000+ followers all of whom can ping them for a chat. If 1% ping them that makes 5000 unwanted pings a week!!! That'd put me off using G+ rapidly. Chat being enabled - across the board - doesn't scale with your increasing number of followers.

    G+ is still in early days. In 12 months time I hope to build up more followers and I certainly don't want all followers being able to Google Chat via G+ to me.

    Its a privacy thing.

    Being able to pull down someones jolly post off the stream is grand. But having my day interrupted is another.

    So, I suspect Your Circles is there to protect anyone with big followings from constant harranging and the inevitable sales pitches yet to come. And also future-proof the rest of us as our beguiling, debonaire & endearing followers increase.

    P.S. I will not feel harassed if Shakira chooses to Google Chat with me :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-01-21 11:51:53
    Googles new 'Your Circles' option - Whats it for then?

    After posting about Google+'s 'Your Circles' option last night, +Chris Lang rightly asked what the point of it was... its certainly not apparent.

    Get a coffee, settle into your chair/beanbag/hammock/tree-house and prepare for the Lord of the Rings of G+ posts.

    A little testing
    So heres what I did (see screengrab pic wayyyyyyyyy below - or a clearer version here > http://cdn.product-ivity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Your-Circles.png)
    - I used a second G+ account and posted to 'Your Circles', which included my 'Rod Dunne' account.
    - I then logged in as 'Rod Dunne' to see what I could do with the post.
    - The only standout item is that recipients cannot share the post to Public

    So it doesn't seem like a security feature in that sense. Its just keeping it to extended circles, maximum.

    Hmmm: Ok, still no clearer. Whats the benefit then?

    Well it just seems like a handy way of picking a group of circles you wish to share to (family, acquaintances, etc.) as one big sharing bundle and posting to them.

    By default the Following circle is disabled from Your Circles.

    Think of it then like people you're okey sharing posts with, being kept separate from people you just want to stalk follow.

    Google Chat: The possible real benefit

    In Googles FAQ it says: By default, only people in “Your circles” can chat with you.

    Now, maybe THIS is the security feature.

    I have 600 followers - enlightened, good-looking, salt-of-the-earth beings one 'n' all. Always up for virtual canapes & champers in the VIP Circle. However, I've had 5 prank Google Chat popups from Followers in the past week.

    Ok, no biggy you say. 1% ain't bad.

    Think how Lady GaGa or Bono or Shakira must feel. They have 500,000+ followers all of whom can ping them for a chat. If 1% ping them that makes 5000 unwanted pings a week!!! That'd put me off using G+ rapidly. Chat being enabled - across the board - doesn't scale with your increasing number of followers.

    G+ is still in early days. In 12 months time I hope to build up more followers and I certainly don't want all followers being able to Google Chat via G+ to me.

    Its a privacy thing.

    Being able to pull down someones jolly post off the stream is grand. But having my day interrupted is another.

    So, I suspect Your Circles is there to protect anyone with big followings from constant harranging and the inevitable sales pitches yet to come. And also future-proof the rest of us as our beguiling, debonaire & endearing followers increase.

    P.S. I will not feel harassed if Shakira chooses to Google Chat with me :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-09 12:24:14
    Milky Way over the Cliffs of Moher
    by Damien Stenson
    Super take on what is a normally an over-seen view of one of Irelands landmarks.
    Original on http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394842770585888&set=a.223193854417448.52085.223011774435656&type=1
    #ireland #irelandphotography
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-09 12:24:14
    Milky Way over the Cliffs of Moher
    by Damien Stenson
    Super take on what is a normally an over-seen view of one of Irelands landmarks.
    Original on http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394842770585888&set=a.223193854417448.52085.223011774435656&type=1
    #ireland #irelandphotography
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-09 12:24:14
    Milky Way over the Cliffs of Moher
    by Damien Stenson
    Super take on what is a normally an over-seen view of one of Irelands landmarks.
    Original on http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394842770585888&set=a.223193854417448.52085.223011774435656&type=1
    #ireland #irelandphotography
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-14 11:42:51
    RESHARE:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO

    Major Props also to +martin shervington whose post on Adsense integration had me thinking all week about Social Monetisation techniques.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/cDfBW1cCNdx

    Reshared text:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-14 11:42:51
    RESHARE:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO

    Major Props also to +martin shervington whose post on Adsense integration had me thinking all week about Social Monetisation techniques.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/cDfBW1cCNdx

    Reshared text:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-14 11:42:51
    RESHARE:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO

    Major Props also to +martin shervington whose post on Adsense integration had me thinking all week about Social Monetisation techniques.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/114918475211209783081/posts/cDfBW1cCNdx

    Reshared text:
    Would You be More Loyal to a Social Network YOU Part-Owned and Profited From?

    So here we all are. Freely contributing content and socialising on a great social network, which I'm very fond of.

    But when advertising comes along will we profit from it? Chances are, nope, we won't.

    This is the elephant in the room here in G+.

    If followers = ad revenue then it'd turn into a big(ger) game to get followers and have as many eyes as possible seeing your advertisements and clicking through.

    You don't profit from page ads on FB so why would it happen in here.

    So whats the alternative? A network you profit from being on

    How about if you owned or part-shared in the social network. Zurker. eu is in BETA and is following this model. Before you rush over to see it - its still in development.

    Now this I like.

    Think of it. The more friends & colleagues that join, the more (virtual?) shares you receive.

    Ultimately, you gain some kind reward outside of the pleasure & fun of being on board.

    Which, if you've been on G+/FB/Twitter for a few months You should be starting to think - What am I getting out of this?
    - Peer recognition
    - Ego massage
    - Social validation of your view points

    Maybe if you're a photographer then G+ is the ideal showcase for your 'wares'. And you get some residual business that way.

    But if you want to promote your brand in any other niche then G+ is not the place to be.

    I'm looking at the many writers on G+ and wondering how many get the same benefit you get on Twitter. Over there, you post a link to your blogpost about writing/some facet of your book and - BINGO - folks head on over and buy your book.

    On G+ the model is different. To a greater extent the need & expectation is to remain on G+ and in-stream. Not clicking out to the external blog.

    And before you shoot that thought down - think of how many posts today on the stream with links to blogs you clicked through to? Now remove the big bloggers from that list - the ones you're always going to click through to. Whats that leave? Hmmmmm, thought so.

    So then if all You & me are doing is socializing and sharing interests then there has to be a tail-off point where interest fades. Or if your interest is widespread (e.g. Formula1, Psychology, yoga) then surely your interests are better catered for elsewhere in niche forums?..... You tell me!

    Springwise article about Zurker http://goo.gl/HFgXO
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-06 14:56:10
    Please +1 this post if you have SEEN it and also have me circled
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A social experiment called #viewershiptest
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My # of followers = 12,000
    Viewership rate as a percentage =
        (Number of plus ones / Number of followers) X 100

    Implies the following viewership rates would be witnessed with 12000 followers
    2% = 240 plus ones
    1% = 120 plus ones
    0.1% = 12 plus ones

    ================================================
    If you want to join in then
    - Copy and paste this post (changing the figure for YOUR # followers above)
    - Use the hashtag #viewershiptest so others can follow the results.
    - (optional) Post your results after the post is live for TWO DAYS in the following Google form I set up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ

    ================================================
    Purpose of this test

    I'm curious to see just how many people view or see my posts.
    - It may indicate viewership is quite high... just that folks generally don't interact with my posts.
    - Or it may show that the viewership is low, or people think this is spam, or that posting on a Saturday is always going to have low results.

    Either way, if you too are curious then try posting it for yourself to see your viewership rate.
    - Maybe you have 100 great engagers in your timezone all actively participating.... in which case kudos.

    MICRO LEVEL: In the absence of Google providing engagement rates this was a makeshift approach I thought may work at a micro level.

    MACRO LEVEL: If folks join in posting their own #viewershiptest post results to my form ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ ) then it may be useful for showing some independent statistics.

    Cheers, Rod Dunne
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-06 14:56:10
    Please +1 this post if you have SEEN it and also have me circled
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A social experiment called #viewershiptest
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My # of followers = 12,000
    Viewership rate as a percentage =
        (Number of plus ones / Number of followers) X 100

    Implies the following viewership rates would be witnessed with 12000 followers
    2% = 240 plus ones
    1% = 120 plus ones
    0.1% = 12 plus ones

    ================================================
    If you want to join in then
    - Copy and paste this post (changing the figure for YOUR # followers above)
    - Use the hashtag #viewershiptest so others can follow the results.
    - (optional) Post your results after the post is live for TWO DAYS in the following Google form I set up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ

    ================================================
    Purpose of this test

    I'm curious to see just how many people view or see my posts.
    - It may indicate viewership is quite high... just that folks generally don't interact with my posts.
    - Or it may show that the viewership is low, or people think this is spam, or that posting on a Saturday is always going to have low results.

    Either way, if you too are curious then try posting it for yourself to see your viewership rate.
    - Maybe you have 100 great engagers in your timezone all actively participating.... in which case kudos.

    MICRO LEVEL: In the absence of Google providing engagement rates this was a makeshift approach I thought may work at a micro level.

    MACRO LEVEL: If folks join in posting their own #viewershiptest post results to my form ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ ) then it may be useful for showing some independent statistics.

    Cheers, Rod Dunne
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-06 14:56:10
    Please +1 this post if you have SEEN it and also have me circled
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A social experiment called #viewershiptest
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My # of followers = 12,000
    Viewership rate as a percentage =
        (Number of plus ones / Number of followers) X 100

    Implies the following viewership rates would be witnessed with 12000 followers
    2% = 240 plus ones
    1% = 120 plus ones
    0.1% = 12 plus ones

    ================================================
    If you want to join in then
    - Copy and paste this post (changing the figure for YOUR # followers above)
    - Use the hashtag #viewershiptest so others can follow the results.
    - (optional) Post your results after the post is live for TWO DAYS in the following Google form I set up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ

    ================================================
    Purpose of this test

    I'm curious to see just how many people view or see my posts.
    - It may indicate viewership is quite high... just that folks generally don't interact with my posts.
    - Or it may show that the viewership is low, or people think this is spam, or that posting on a Saturday is always going to have low results.

    Either way, if you too are curious then try posting it for yourself to see your viewership rate.
    - Maybe you have 100 great engagers in your timezone all actively participating.... in which case kudos.

    MICRO LEVEL: In the absence of Google providing engagement rates this was a makeshift approach I thought may work at a micro level.

    MACRO LEVEL: If folks join in posting their own #viewershiptest post results to my form ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ ) then it may be useful for showing some independent statistics.

    Cheers, Rod Dunne
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
  • 9 plusses - 4 comments - 16 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
  • 9 plusses - 4 comments - 16 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
  • 9 plusses - 4 comments - 16 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-08-14 09:10:04
    Maps in Fiction Books? Good? Bad? Tacky? Useful?

    Little question, what's the vibe about providing basic maps of fictitious lands/locations/cities in fiction novels... is this useful or just tacky?

    - One argument is that if the writing is good enough then no map is needed?
    - But doesn't a picture tells a thousand stories?
    - Is having a map stealing something from the reader's imagination?

    E.G. I seem to remember Lord of the Rings having maps in.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-08-14 09:10:04
    Maps in Fiction Books? Good? Bad? Tacky? Useful?

    Little question, what's the vibe about providing basic maps of fictitious lands/locations/cities in fiction novels... is this useful or just tacky?

    - One argument is that if the writing is good enough then no map is needed?
    - But doesn't a picture tells a thousand stories?
    - Is having a map stealing something from the reader's imagination?

    E.G. I seem to remember Lord of the Rings having maps in.
  • 13 plusses - 22 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-08-14 09:10:04
    Maps in Fiction Books? Good? Bad? Tacky? Useful?

    Little question, what's the vibe about providing basic maps of fictitious lands/locations/cities in fiction novels... is this useful or just tacky?

    - One argument is that if the writing is good enough then no map is needed?
    - But doesn't a picture tells a thousand stories?
    - Is having a map stealing something from the reader's imagination?

    E.G. I seem to remember Lord of the Rings having maps in.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 10:51:26
    Why I Stopped Watching TV 2 Years Ago
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 10:51:26
    Why I Stopped Watching TV 2 Years Ago
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 10:51:26
    Why I Stopped Watching TV 2 Years Ago
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 17:16:29
    Q: You concerned about how to talk on G+?
    A: Just be human. Forget whatever business-speak you've had drilled into. Talk to me like you would if I were sitting there with ya. Thats your voice and its unique to you!
    :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 17:16:29
    Q: You concerned about how to talk on G+?
    A: Just be human. Forget whatever business-speak you've had drilled into. Talk to me like you would if I were sitting there with ya. Thats your voice and its unique to you!
    :§)>
  • 17 plusses - 9 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-03-01 17:16:29
    Q: You concerned about how to talk on G+?
    A: Just be human. Forget whatever business-speak you've had drilled into. Talk to me like you would if I were sitting there with ya. Thats your voice and its unique to you!
    :§)>
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
  • 14 plusses - 16 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
  • 14 plusses - 16 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
  • 14 plusses - 16 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-03-08 10:48:21
    The Birth of the Reciprocal G+ Share Drivebys
    G+ Town - A cold winters night on a social network near you

    G+ Town was a fickle mistress. Just when you thought you knew this ole town it turns around and smacks you in the kisser.

    Sure I'd seen the lurkers-a-lurkin before. You know how it is - 10 people circle you then 3 days laters you see 3 or 4 uncircle you. Heck, I guess they didn't like that your humble private eye can't keep track of those he's circling already.

    This is different though. A new beast has come out to play.

    There we are goin about our business in G+Town sending out our posts, running the numbers and living it up. And lots of great people sharing them on. Thats what makes the whole darn town keep on spinning.

    Then it struck me. There's all these new beasts lurking in and sharing on posts only to delete them a few days later (pic). It ain't one or two neither.. more like 6 or 7.

    Strikes me the lurkers ain't too happy if they don't get circled off the back of sharing your post.

    What the heck!!!

    Well, I'm onto ya. We all know how this plays out. The bad guy gets a slug in the chops and the good guy gets the dame. The G-Men keep watchin, lurkers keep lurkin and the crazy-carousel takes another spin until the next point of weakness is found in G+ Town.

    #reciprocalgoogleplussharedriveby
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FYI: Nope, I've not lost the plot. There's a serious point to this. Plussers are sharing then DELETING posts in some bizarre game to gain circlees.
    See the ripple with its deletions here: http://goo.gl/0BV5R

    [props to +Miguel Rodriguez for highlighting the ripple changes in his post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115970504272079730559/posts/5uqMP2Uu8Ji ]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-08 10:48:21
    The Birth of the Reciprocal G+ Share Drivebys
    G+ Town - A cold winters night on a social network near you

    G+ Town was a fickle mistress. Just when you thought you knew this ole town it turns around and smacks you in the kisser.

    Sure I'd seen the lurkers-a-lurkin before. You know how it is - 10 people circle you then 3 days laters you see 3 or 4 uncircle you. Heck, I guess they didn't like that your humble private eye can't keep track of those he's circling already.

    This is different though. A new beast has come out to play.

    There we are goin about our business in G+Town sending out our posts, running the numbers and living it up. And lots of great people sharing them on. Thats what makes the whole darn town keep on spinning.

    Then it struck me. There's all these new beasts lurking in and sharing on posts only to delete them a few days later (pic). It ain't one or two neither.. more like 6 or 7.

    Strikes me the lurkers ain't too happy if they don't get circled off the back of sharing your post.

    What the heck!!!

    Well, I'm onto ya. We all know how this plays out. The bad guy gets a slug in the chops and the good guy gets the dame. The G-Men keep watchin, lurkers keep lurkin and the crazy-carousel takes another spin until the next point of weakness is found in G+ Town.

    #reciprocalgoogleplussharedriveby
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FYI: Nope, I've not lost the plot. There's a serious point to this. Plussers are sharing then DELETING posts in some bizarre game to gain circlees.
    See the ripple with its deletions here: http://goo.gl/0BV5R

    [props to +Miguel Rodriguez for highlighting the ripple changes in his post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115970504272079730559/posts/5uqMP2Uu8Ji ]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-03-08 10:48:21
    The Birth of the Reciprocal G+ Share Drivebys
    G+ Town - A cold winters night on a social network near you

    G+ Town was a fickle mistress. Just when you thought you knew this ole town it turns around and smacks you in the kisser.

    Sure I'd seen the lurkers-a-lurkin before. You know how it is - 10 people circle you then 3 days laters you see 3 or 4 uncircle you. Heck, I guess they didn't like that your humble private eye can't keep track of those he's circling already.

    This is different though. A new beast has come out to play.

    There we are goin about our business in G+Town sending out our posts, running the numbers and living it up. And lots of great people sharing them on. Thats what makes the whole darn town keep on spinning.

    Then it struck me. There's all these new beasts lurking in and sharing on posts only to delete them a few days later (pic). It ain't one or two neither.. more like 6 or 7.

    Strikes me the lurkers ain't too happy if they don't get circled off the back of sharing your post.

    What the heck!!!

    Well, I'm onto ya. We all know how this plays out. The bad guy gets a slug in the chops and the good guy gets the dame. The G-Men keep watchin, lurkers keep lurkin and the crazy-carousel takes another spin until the next point of weakness is found in G+ Town.

    #reciprocalgoogleplussharedriveby
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    FYI: Nope, I've not lost the plot. There's a serious point to this. Plussers are sharing then DELETING posts in some bizarre game to gain circlees.
    See the ripple with its deletions here: http://goo.gl/0BV5R

    [props to +Miguel Rodriguez for highlighting the ripple changes in his post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115970504272079730559/posts/5uqMP2Uu8Ji ]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-06-28 08:23:21
    I was about to post a rant about 'Events' when I got the popup to say events are a new addition.

    Rant: I had 17 notifications (via little red box up top). 10+ were invites by people I don't know to stuff I don't care about. Pointless!!!
    And as I could only view 10 notifications, i didn't see my regular notes. Bummer.

    Not impressed.

    EDIT: Went straight into config - https://www.google.com/settings/plus - and disabled the bloomin lot.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-06-28 08:23:21
    I was about to post a rant about 'Events' when I got the popup to say events are a new addition.

    Rant: I had 17 notifications (via little red box up top). 10+ were invites by people I don't know to stuff I don't care about. Pointless!!!
    And as I could only view 10 notifications, i didn't see my regular notes. Bummer.

    Not impressed.

    EDIT: Went straight into config - https://www.google.com/settings/plus - and disabled the bloomin lot.
  • 11 plusses - 32 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-06-28 08:23:21
    I was about to post a rant about 'Events' when I got the popup to say events are a new addition.

    Rant: I had 17 notifications (via little red box up top). 10+ were invites by people I don't know to stuff I don't care about. Pointless!!!
    And as I could only view 10 notifications, i didn't see my regular notes. Bummer.

    Not impressed.

    EDIT: Went straight into config - https://www.google.com/settings/plus - and disabled the bloomin lot.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
  • 17 plusses - 3 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
  • 17 plusses - 3 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
  • 17 plusses - 3 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Rod Dunne2012-04-23 08:20:13
    Clawing Back Ownership of the Word ABOMINABLE

    For far too long now that snowman fella (gal?) has had the monopoly on the word abominable. Nowhere else is this adjective used in common language.

    I believe this to be unfair.

    I wish to reclaim it for use in mixed company under the creative commons agreement. One adjective to rule them all!!!

    Yours,
    The Abominable Rod Dunne ;§)>

    Happy Mondays peeps - Gotta get these silly posts out to kickstart the week!
    #abominable
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-23 08:20:13
    Clawing Back Ownership of the Word ABOMINABLE

    For far too long now that snowman fella (gal?) has had the monopoly on the word abominable. Nowhere else is this adjective used in common language.

    I believe this to be unfair.

    I wish to reclaim it for use in mixed company under the creative commons agreement. One adjective to rule them all!!!

    Yours,
    The Abominable Rod Dunne ;§)>

    Happy Mondays peeps - Gotta get these silly posts out to kickstart the week!
    #abominable
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  • Rod Dunne2012-04-23 08:20:13
    Clawing Back Ownership of the Word ABOMINABLE

    For far too long now that snowman fella (gal?) has had the monopoly on the word abominable. Nowhere else is this adjective used in common language.

    I believe this to be unfair.

    I wish to reclaim it for use in mixed company under the creative commons agreement. One adjective to rule them all!!!

    Yours,
    The Abominable Rod Dunne ;§)>

    Happy Mondays peeps - Gotta get these silly posts out to kickstart the week!
    #abominable
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-24 15:31:02
    Some days, it feels like this is all I see on social networks :(

    #caturday #bacon #ingress #googleglass #blackfriday

    http://squidinky.com
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-24 15:31:02
    Some days, it feels like this is all I see on social networks :(

    #caturday #bacon #ingress #googleglass #blackfriday

    http://squidinky.com
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-24 15:31:02
    Some days, it feels like this is all I see on social networks :(

    #caturday #bacon #ingress #googleglass #blackfriday

    http://squidinky.com
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-29 09:59:32
    Small OR Faraway?
    (... or big table & chairs)

    Farmer denied permit to build horse shelter. So he builds giant table & chairs which don't need permit.
    .. via twitter
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