Archive for July, 2011

Google+

By now you have no doubt heard of Google+. Is it “the next big thing” many net watchers are saying it is? Is it really going to give Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn a run for their money?

I’m betting it is — and I’m putting my money where my mouth is by establishing a base camp on Google+ that I expect will eventually replace many of the other networks I am currently located on. Why? Aaron Saenz, a Senior Editor for The Singularity Hub, speaks for me when he writes:

“My personal journey in social media has me re-evaluating what all of us are doing on these networks anyway. Why are we here? I think the answer is: for every possible reason you can imagine. Business, pleasure, reading, writing, finding new friends, looking at photos…I mean it’s really about having an entire digital life inside an ever evolving digital ecosystem. Like any organism, I think social media needs to adapt or die. Google+ is doing that. It’s making itself as flexible as it can, as controllable as it can, and as easy as it can. My social network was compartmentalized, and Google+ lets me put all those compartments in one place. When I want to share with friends, I use my friends circle on Google+ (good-bye Facebook). When I want to network with business associates, I do that through a different circle (good-bye LinkedIn). When I want to share information openly with people who follow me, I just make my posts public (good-bye Twitter). I’m slowly migrating photos (good-bye Flickr and Facebook), and all my videos are ready to view when I want them (good to see YouTube’s only a click away)…”

Will I see you there?

Here’s where you can find me: gplus.to/sunfellow

When you get there, be sure to visit my About Page. I just finished adding a few of my favorite quotes and gobs of great links.

I’ve also created a special page on NHNE Pulse for folks who want to learn more about Google+. Called The Google+ Project, this page is full of Google+ articles, videos, tutorials, cheat sheets, cartoons, browser plugins, and more. If you’re someone who wants to learn why so many people are excited about this new network — or, more to the point, learn how to use it — this page is a gold mine. Come check it out…

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Photos From Tracey & Rick’s Wedding

Just finished posting a few photos from Tracey and Rick’s wedding on Facebook. This wedding was shot in three main locations — L’Auberge, Rancho Los Lagos (which is where the wedding took place), and Red Rock Crossing. The wedding was orchestrated by Weddings in Sedona, which worked with many of Sedona’s finest wedding vendors. John Rodger worked as my second camera for this beautiful wedding.

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