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Our 10 Favorite Postcards From Asia

Our 10 Favorite Postcards From Asia | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
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This Is As Close To MAGIC As It Gets

This Is As Close To MAGIC As It Gets | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Hey Gals . . . Are you ready to spiff up your holiday dress for the office party, neighborhood get together, or church program?    


And you Guys . . . Are you ready to tighten up that beer belly so you become your wife, sweetheart, or significant other's best dressed accessory?


It's like MAGIC and cost just $25.  Tighten up, tone, and firm those problem areas in as little as 45 minutes.


It Works body wraps are great for:


  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms (back of arms)
  • Tummy (guy's bellies too)
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Varicose Veins
  • Stretch Marks

No Pain, Bruising, or Surgery!  Naturally based body contouring treatment tightens, tones, and firms where applied to the skin.  Helps minimize the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening for long-lasting results for both Men and Women.  Q&A knowledge base available upon inquiry.  All Natural product; NO PARABENS (Wikipedia -- parabens)


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Informant: Islamic Compounds in America are Training for Jihad

Informant: Islamic Compounds in America are Training for Jihad | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

In Hancock, NY an Islamic community that sits on 80 acres of land has decided to form its own government. They call their community: The Town of Islamberg. They have their own mayor, deputy mayor and five town council members. None of them are elected, of course.


They even boast that their “town” provides departments of education, medical, finance and land development services.


This Islamic compound has truly become a city-state. Though not recognized as a legitimate township by the City of Hancock, this Islamic community nevertheless enforces its own laws on the “citizens” within its borders. They do so by using the iron fist of Sharia law.


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How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Ever wondered just how much data is funneled into the web? This infographic will give you the answer, down to the minute.


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Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today

Why You Should Start Your Own Business Today | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Want ultimate job security and satisfaction? It's time to become your own boss.


John was 53 when the bad news hit: His department was being moved offshore. Since joining the company eight years earlier, he had worked his way up to a solid position in middle management with a decent salary and great benefits. Now, he was out of a job.


Having spent his entire adult life in corporate positions, he knew he could go job hunting. But this was the fifth time he’d had a “secure” position shot out from under him, whether through downsizing, restructuring or other reorganization. With a wife and two teenagers to clothe and feed, he was no longerwilling to trust his future to this game of corporate roulette. It was time to go into business for himself.


The Great Migration


Across the country and around the world, legions of people are abandoning their dependence on big business and seeking independence through their own enterprises. Every month, about 1 million Americans go through some type of job change or loss, and increasingly they are deciding to start their own businesses.


In a recent report titled Work, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in 21st Century America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, “Millions of Americans are embracing entrepreneurship by running their own small businesses, through independent contracting or direct selling.” The report also cited a recent Gallup poll finding that 61 percent of Americans now say they prefer to be their own bosses.


Six reasons to become an entrepreneur; Read more  . . .

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Sources: Holmes' Psychiatrist Declined Mental Hold

Sources: Holmes' Psychiatrist Declined Mental Hold | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Sources: Holmes' Psychiatrist Declined Mental Hold


Holmes Could Have Had Been Held For Up To 72 Hours For Mental Evaluation


We are very sadden by the loss of so many lives including  close friend of my best friend and another close friend of his son.  It's hard to make sense out of all this - Mike & Kathy Macey


This story and realted video are from our local ABC station:


DENVER -- In a phone conversation about accused murderer James Holmes, A University of Colorado police officer discussed putting Holmes on a mental health hold in June, but his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, declined, sources told CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia.

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Social Media Packages, OUT. Inbound Marketing Services, IN | Business 2 Community

Social Media Packages, OUT. Inbound Marketing Services, IN | Business 2 Community | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Marketing via the Internet can be an amazing tool.  If utilized correctly, a small business can experience steady gains in popularity and exposure. ...


Fresh and Original Content


SEO is irrelevant without having unique content to optimize. With major search engines like Google and Bing increasingly favoring original content, companies that offer novel web-based content such as eBooks, whitepapers, videos, and blogs are seeing the best SEO results.


As a side note, to be most effective at capturing prospects and eventually customers, remember to optimize your web-based content with enticing calls-to-action (CTAs) that link to landing pages.


You can also learn more from two of the pioneers of "Inbound Marketing" and founders of Hubspot. Their book is a must-have for any serious online marketer: http://j.mp/InboundMktngBook


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Colorado wildfire: FBI helping in Waldo Canyon Fire investigation - The Denver Post

Colorado wildfire: FBI helping in Waldo Canyon Fire investigation - The Denver Post | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are helping El Paso County authorities in trying to figure out what started the Waldo Canyon fire, an FBI spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
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Dynamic Maps Track Colorado Wildfires

Dynamic Maps Track Colorado Wildfires | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Web-based tools provide important emergency-related information to the public and government agencies.
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What does Facebook say about your love life? (infographic)

What does Facebook say about your love life? (infographic) | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that Facebook knows a lot about us.

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Centennial looks to define, regulate critters

Centennial looks to define, regulate critters | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Our Colorado News--Centennial June 2, 2012

By Deborah Grigsby


The City of Centennial is planning to take a walk on the wild side.


Officials are looking to better define what constitutes a pet and how their numbers might be regulated, as well as provide allowances for certain wildlife in residential areas.


According to Andrew Firestine, a principal planner with the city, inconsistencies between Centennial’s 2011 Land Development Code and the City Municipal Code have prompted the review.


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5 Hot Facebook Marketing Trends

5 Hot Facebook Marketing Trends | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Check out how some of the biggest Brands are taking advantage of Facebook's new marketing tools.


The Facebook Marketing Series is presented by Webtrends, helping brands acquire, engage, nurture and optimize Facebook fans. Get the Social Media Marketing Playbook, a guide for maximizing returns. 


Facebook looks completely different than it did a year ago, so it shouldn’t be surprising that marketing on the social network has also changed a great deal.


The biggest difference is Timeline, the photo-heavy redesign that Facebook herded brands into in March. Though there have been conflicting reports about Timeline’s effect on brand engagement, marketers are realizing that Timeline may not be more effective — but it definitely is different.


However, Timeline’s not the only catalyst for the changing marketing ecosystem on Facebook. Another is Facebook’s financial situation: We all know the company is under huge pressure from Wall Street to figure out a winning formula for advertising on the platform. The other big trend is driven by how advertisers view Facebook. With about 133 million users in the U.S., the social network has a potential audience bigger than the Super Bowl’s. Though GM has punctured Facebook’s air of inevitability, most advertisers haven’t lost faith enough to drop advertising on the platform wholesale.


The combination of influences has ushered in the following trends -- Read more  . . . (download white paper here)

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Brand #Fail | Social Media?

Brand #Fail | Social Media? | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Saddled by a wave of online faux pas, marketers struggle to break through the wall of consumer criticism...


Social media? For too many brands, it might feel more like anti-social media.


It’s no secret that the rush of consumers and advertisers to Facebook and Twitter has made it ever easier for the masses to be heard—and for brands to mess up.


The minefield of customer commentary has been a part of the conversation since the dawn of social media, and the various high-profile brand blowups over the years have been well-documented. Considering that so many marketers have learned the hard way that consumers have a voice—and they’re going to use it—one might think that brands would have gotten savvy by now. And yet, a surprising number seem to have still missed the memo: Tread lightly—you’re just a visitor here.


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Survey Finds 87 Percent of Consumers Will Use a Mobile Device To Help Make Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season

Survey Finds 87 Percent of Consumers Will Use a Mobile Device To Help Make Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

50 Percent of Consumers will Make a Purchase with a Mobile Device; 61 Percent would be more Willing to Make Mobile Payments if Improvements were Made to the Current Landscape

 

DUBLIN, CALIF. – NOVEMBER 20, 2012 —According to a joint national survey conducted by Sybase 365, the mobile services arm of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and global leader in mobile interconnection services and mobile commerce solutions, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile industry, mobile devices are playing a more crucial role than ever before in influencing consumers’ shopping decisions at the point of sale and across every stage of the purchase funnel.

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20 Reasons We Love Our Military Men & Women So!

20 Reasons We Love Our Military Men & Women So! | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Every day we are thankful for our troops, but November in particular is a special month for our country's men and women in uniform, both past and present. Not only is it Military Family Appreciation Month, but it' was also Veterans Day on November 11.


So many of our lives have been touched, and some forever changed, by a special soldier. Check out our list of 20 reasons to love our men and women in the military:


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The Best Metro Areas in US for Veterans

The Best Metro Areas in US for Veterans | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

Let's support our veterans. If you are hiring or know of any job openings, post them on your Facebook or Twitter profile.


If you're mustering out of the U.S. military, you should put Pittsburgh, Pa., at the top of your shortlist of the best places for veterans to start civilian life, new research shows. Pittsburgh winters too cold for you? Then Phoenix in Arizona's Valley of the Sun may be more to your liking.


These cities top a list of the 10 U.S. metro areas that offer America's most recent veterans the best job and education opportunities and provide a higher quality of life in an affordable location. Other cities on the list were Dallas; Cleveland; Atlanta; Warren, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and St Louis.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Dominates Referral Traffic To Retail Sites; Pinterest Users Spend More

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Dominates Referral Traffic To Retail Sites; Pinterest Users Spend More | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Facebook is dominant as a source of traffic for online retailers, and shoppers who enter retail sites via Facebook browse more pages and make more total purchases, but shoppers driven to those sites via Pinterest spend more money, according to an analysis of nearly 700 million shopping sessions on leading U.S. retail sites by ecommerce personalization provider RichRelevance.
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The 3 Most Important Online Marketing Metrics to Monitor

The 3 Most Important Online Marketing Metrics to Monitor | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
Identifying and tracking the right metrics can help you achieve your business goals and improve your search engine rankings.


Check out these 3 metrics as they may apply to your website and business Facebook Page:


1. Conversion rate and goal completion
2. Backlink profile
3. Visitor engagement



There are associated story links for these points. Read more . . .


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Local Online Marketing Goes Social

Local Online Marketing Goes Social | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

5StarControl has applauds Ryan Ruud for making the case for a local social marketing identity. Reputation management site 5StarControl wrote that local businesses are going to blossom with social media marketing – the new local business marketing approach.


Consumer psychology, according to Ruud’s article, predisposes customers to shop locally when brand recognition is identified with locally-owned business markets. By connecting consumer brand loyalty to local business markets, small businesses are taking advantage of an invaluable local, social resource. To support this, he cites MainStay Salire’s study, “Social Media ROI: Quantifying the Benefits of Social Media,” which reports that the use of locally defined social media content in marketing can create ten times the consumer exposure over the use of corporate media strategies.


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Just How Interested Is the World in SEO? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it
How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu.


In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month.


People are getting their information about search engine optimization (SEO) from a variety of ways.


There are 863 million websites worldwide that  mention the term “SEO” and 164,000 YouTube videos are indexed with the topic.


Google Shows Startups How to Master SEO in 10 Minutes [VIDEO]


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Colorado wildfires: Day 5: Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, thousands evacuated | 9news.com

Colorado wildfires: Day 5: Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, thousands evacuated | 9news.com | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

EL PASO COUNTY - The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has forced more residents to evacuate their homes on Wednesday.


Shifting winds Wednesday continue to cause problems for firefighters.


The entire town of Cystola is under a mandatory evacuation as of Wednesday afternoon. North of the Air Force Academy to the Douglas County line and west to Interstate 25 is under a pre-evacuation notice.


The Waldo Canyon Fire has already forced more than 32,000 people out of their homes and destroyed structures on Tuesday. On Wednesday, crews hope to protect Highway 24 and prevent the fire from moving northeast and east.


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HelpColoradoNow.org - Coloradans Need Your Financial Help

HelpColoradoNow.org - Coloradans Need Your Financial Help | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

HOW TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY
WALDO, FLAGSTAFF, HIGH PARK AND OTHER
WILDFIRES IN COLORADO


FINANCIAL GIFTS ARE THE BEST WAY TO HELP!


VOLUNTEERING FOR WALDO, FLAGSTAFF, HIGH PARK AND OTHER WILDFIRES

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A Spectacular List of 240+ Tips, Tricks and Resources for Content Marketing

A Spectacular List of 240+ Tips, Tricks and Resources for Content Marketing | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

We know you have better things to do than spending your days scouring the web for the info you need, so we’ve taken the liberty of doing that for you.


Via Bruce Johnston
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Goof find Bruce. I've had this idea on a list for 6 months and . . . a-lah! Thanks for the Scoop; I'll also have to check out the author Corina Mackay.

Is Attendly meeting schedules mostly for the UK?

Thanks again from Colorado Ski Country, USA!
Mike Macey | ThinkUp New Media's comment, June 21, 2012 9:01 PM
My comment should read "Good" not goof! I'm the goof.
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Poll: Facebook ads not working on most users

Poll: Facebook ads not working on most users | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

I believe it is important for small business owners to understand Facebook and all social media is not your 24/7 sales agent. Social media is about building relationships; it is not a substitute for hard work and a quick buck.


SEO and Inbound Relationship Marketing is very effective for list building and developing a community of qualified prospects. Embrace social media and seek strategic thinking consultants--By Mike Macey, ThinkUp New Media.


Poll: Facebook ads not working on most users
By Salvador Rodriguez
June 5, 2012, 11:21 a.m.


A new poll shows the vast majority of Facebook users say ads on the social network have never led them to make a purchase.


Four out of five Facebook users said neither advertisements nor comments on the social network have ever led them to buy a product or service, according to the poll by Reuters/Ipsos.


The poll comes at a terrible time for Facebook as the company, which just went public last month, struggles with concerns that it hasn't figured out how to monetize its more than 900-million users effectively. Read more . . .


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Some teens aren't liking Facebook as much as older users

Some teens aren't liking Facebook as much as older users | Centennial, Colorado | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO — For teens, it has been an essential rite of passage: They turn 13 and join Facebook .


For these youngsters the social networking giant's novelty has worn off. They are checking out new mobile apps, hanging out on Tumblr and Twitter, and sending plain-old text messages from their phones.


Since she signed up three years ago, friend requests and status updates are as much a part of Meera Kumar's life as homework and exams at Menlo School, the elite private school in leafy Atherton, Calif., where she's a 16-year-old sophomore.


But when her kid sister Anika turned 13 last year, she gave Facebook a pass.


"I guess I haven't been that interested in it," said Anika, who prefers sharing photos with friends on Instagram via her iPhone or video chatting with them onGoogle+.


Could Facebook be losing its cool? Read more . . .

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