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@Nicky Fancourt  Thanks for weighing in Nicky. If you read it closely - I'm interpreting the writing of Kets de Vries and setting the stage for how this relates to personality and dynamics we often see play out in the workplace. I think it's very interesting nonetheless. The article in HBR is well-done and my reference to it was not in any way intended to offend.


6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232836

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Enjoyed this post. Great work Doug.

 

Revealing your humanity is so essential in business today. Yes, a key strategy for leaders to retain their talent = Be a person. This says it all. Onward!

2 years, 5 months ago on 12 Most Glaring Reasons Why Businesses Should Blog

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Enjoyed this post! Mark. Wonderful post and timely thoughts.

 

Please do avoid Social Media Satan at all costs. #12  is a winner. This will not be considered "the norm" in the Workplace of the Future if I have anything to say about it. 

2 years, 5 months ago on 12 Most Apparent Red Flags Every Working Stiff Ignores

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Hi Nick! Thanks for "breaking the duck" - Another inspiring read. I'm happy to be supporting the "Innovation Mission" 

 

Lists are the future....and Love is All Around. Capturing emotion is very key...

2 years, 7 months ago on Christmas Came Early. Lists Lists Lists – Love is All Around!

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 @DaveTheHRCzar Appreciate your comment Dave. I will see YOU soon for IRL. We are destined to meet live at an upcoming SHRM event. Thanks for being you. 

2 years, 7 months ago on #TChat Preview: IRL Networking Is Face-to-Face, not F2F

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 @samfiorella Thank you Sam. I enjoyed meeting you "IRL" as well.

 

Meeting my online connections in person has really enriched my life. Appreciate your great words. Smiles. 

2 years, 7 months ago on #TChat Preview: IRL Networking Is Face-to-Face, not F2F

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Thanks Nick. This is so interesting. You share an extensive and valuable look into benefits for community building and ideation. Great read here. Onward.

2 years, 7 months ago on Listening to the Lurkers, The Silent Objectors. We struck Gold

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Really Bruce? Smiles. Talk about "Old School" Culture.

Digital and Generational Nuances are fascinating to me. Appreciate your feedback! Everyone counts.

2 years, 8 months ago on Digital Leaders Connect the Workplace Dots

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Interesting read! Thanks for sharing Nick. Let's stay patient with these tools. I have yet to take one single influence tool seriously to date (unfortunately). This does not mean I'm not open to the possibility...

Metrics will only grow more complex and raise business stakes into the future. How we can learn and share strikes me as most important at this critical point in time for innovation. Improving one's ability to communicate is very key regarding influence. Believe it or not, IRL (in real life) is still a factor in weighing someone's "score" in my world. It's a collection of many culminating factors both on and offline. And Yes, People and Software appear to be drawn to metrics - iI's inescapable. Focus on the positive and learn -Agreed.

2 years, 8 months ago on Did Klout Break People Ranking or Is it just the People?

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@nickkellet@Peterborner@listly@gifttrap@samparotto@ianknowlson I say you....Hi everyone! I'm loving this thread. This is truth, in the end - we are all people. Leaders that learn to carefully listen and take action will thrive. There is nothing to fear but standing still with your vision.

Culture is what drives from the inside first and from the outside looking in. Thanks for this invaluable reminder.

2 years, 8 months ago on Park Your Fears! Go Experiment! I Dare You!

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@deleted_2698155_BruceSallan1 Hi Bruce. We appreciate you stopping by. Your wife? Well, we might want to hear from her directly then. Great question.

This is a giant topic right about now. Where are America's Jobs disappearing to? I hope you will join us this evening so we can chat fact from fiction ;-)

2 years, 8 months ago on America's Dirty Jobs

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Hi Nick. This is a fantastic post! So appreciate the ideas here. I'm not "one" but a blend so I see a 4th category as well. After speaking to you for a few hours you are a definitely a connector. Not clear you can be categorized just yet. We need more time. Let's ponder.

2 years, 9 months ago on Are You a Natural Born Connector?

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Happy New Year! This is a great post. I was just talking to a group of friends about the importance of fitness yesterday. Often, we think of just looks but "feeling good" truly is a total package deal where mind meets body. Once upon a time I was a performing artist (dance in different forms) - now I incorporate yoga, spinning and a "mix" of activities to avoid getting bored with a routine. Thanks for the reminder. We all need to hear this...

Cheers to health and wellness!

2 years, 9 months ago on Thoughts 4 Friday – Fit Body Fit Mind

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Hello Margie. What a great read! Life is Short. I appreciate getting to know your wit and warm engagement online this year. Although the last six months have found me to be a "busy bee" at times when I want to dive into more conversation, blogging, commenting...There are only enough hours in the day. You remind me of the importance of simply "staying connected" and remaining open and aware of behaviors along the way.

PS. You are definitely not on my Poopy People List. Wink. Happy Holidays! to you and yours. Look forward to more fun in 2012.

My Best,

-M

2 years, 10 months ago on Dear Trey and Bruce

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@WineEveryday Peace! Stop the madness ;-) I certainly hope that desk is cleared. I will be checking back in on you soon to ensure workplace harmony. Thanks for stopping by.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons To Be At Peace During the Holidays

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@luissv@lsanvicent Hello there! Better late than never? ;-) Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with me.

PS: I love BE HUMBLE. It's so simple and so important. Be great.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@dkragen Hi Dave! Glad you enjoyed ;-) I like sharing real-life examples to illustrate how complex leaders (people) can really be.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@mikemyatt Hello Mike! Thank you very much for taking the time to visit me here. I enjoy taking leadership out of theory and into reality for practical purposes. In my opinion, we have far too much vacuum mentality as it relates to driving workplace culture and large picture leadership advise. Interesting share! Multiple viewpoints are key. Otherwise, Chasms stay as they are, Chasms. Best to bridge awareness gaps.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@sanchezjb My friend Joe - I'm honored you took the time for these thoughtful comments! As you can imagine, my travel schedule in the last few months lead to a break from our important conversation. I hope these themes prove timely as we blaze into a new year of business and idea collaboration.

Leaders are "developed" and "show" their personality colors in a variety shapes and sizes. You highlight critical components for overall success. Agreed, Let's not allow values to be forgotten. I would like to delve further into the idea of inspiration verses influence. Great thoughts! Again, appreciate your thoughtfulness.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@pbehnia Surprise! I'm back from my travels and wanted to ensure to dig back into "the archives" before we get to 2012. Thanks for your patience. IQ and EQ are a match made in leadership heaven.

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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Hi John. I enjoyed your creativity here! Thanks for sharing with us. Social Media is everywhere ;-)

#1 is my favorite here....Cheers.

2 years, 10 months ago on Grrrrrrrreat Social Media Breakfast Brands

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@BruceSallan Hi Bruce. Sending much holiday peace in your direction ;-) I hear you, Peace as a concept often seems overlooked. I wonder why. The sometimes dreaded office cocktail party....not always the best career platform in certain office scenarios. There is so much material here for storytelling. PS: Say hello to your in-laws for me...A toast to holiday laughter!

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons To Be At Peace During the Holidays

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@dbvickery Thanks Brian. Humor is good workplace medicine. Makes sense re "Home Early" concept. It's key to take time for personal breaks. Luckily, the sharp rise in home office culture is bringing a sense of peace from the harsh reality of "workplace politics" - I hear feedback from many people (especially this time of year) that it's still an issue. People are still people I suppose. Yes, find peace now!

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons To Be At Peace During the Holidays

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This is too funny! I love it Sam. Can you please send me the message toaster? I promise to continue to share on #bizforum - or even as a prize for most interesting, funny tweets? Let's figure out a way...

Priceless post. Happy Holidays!

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Unwanted Gadgets this Holiday Season

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Thanks for your comment Marc! If you give to yourself you can then give to others more fully. Sounds cliched but it's important to remember in this hectic season.

Sort through all the noise - Right? Thought I would take the more realistic approach for those out there who need to find some peace and quiet. Workplace peace is often a tricky balance. Laughter is good too ;-)

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday season!

2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons To Be At Peace During the Holidays

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Nice work Josepf. This is a very interesting post - I've often wondered the same. I know you are a huge fan of #Hangouts. Something I've been pondering. I believe the tags make a difference overall.

2 years, 10 months ago on #GooglePlusUpdates #Twitter Hashtags in #G+ #Tweetdiner example

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Awesome stuff here. Not to mention it's a perfect time of year to reflect on genuine happiness and giving - ok, any time of year is really. It means so much more if you find consistency. I subscribe to the notion that happiness exists in the mind so external "circumstances" or "objects" just cannot endure. It's typically a short-term solution that serves as a "fix it" distraction and does not satisfy long-term unfortunately. It would be easier if not so true really.

Agree with all of your points. Being accepted for the real you is one of the most powerful steps to ensuring a greater sense of happiness/fulfillment. Many people spend their precious lives projecting who they want to be aka=what they think others want and not taking chances with the potential amazing reality of what really can be/what simply is. Supporting and communicating openly with friends, loved ones on a deeper level is one key to making this an ongoing reality. An important ongoing message for each of us. Thanks for sharing w/us! Big Cheers.

2 years, 10 months ago on Thoughts 4 Friday – Find Happiness

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@douglaserice Hi Doug! So glad you liked this one. Talk about being in the right place in your schooling + life for this content. Entrepreneurship opens up en entire world of new opportunity for considerations. Of course, funding and true commitment is always an important consideration.

I'm curious - what type of case studies have you found to be most helpful?

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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@YouTernMark Thanks Mark! I really appreciate your kudos. I'm a big fan of brave career, business and general life advice. My goal has always been to set realistic expectations to set people up for long term career success. Let's eliminate disappointments in an often challenging "jobs" landscape. Life + Career has it's ups and downs. This is reality. Best to be prepared now.

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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Great share! Margie. Always fun to take a walk down culinary memory lane with you.

#11 Texas Sheet Cake. Wow - that sounds fun ;-) I've never had the pleasure.....

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Nostalgic Foods From My Childhood

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@dbvickery Thank you! Nice to connect. Great insight. Yes, #9 using social media is really important now. Even last year many were saying social was a matter of choice. It certainly is still is a choice - I would argue that now it's a stronger reality for every single generation entering or currently in the workforce. So much depends on where individual goals are targeted. People have personal and professional lives to manage and social media complexity factors often weigh in. Careerists are faced with many more choices on a daily basis on how to spend precious time.

The harsh reality of our jobs situation is key to keep in mind - the market has not picked up in several markets that were thought to be back by now. I've heard similiar comments at networking events and conferences in the last few years regarding "great places to be unemployed" - sign of the times for certain.

On a brighter note...the global economy is within reach for every generation. Very exciting news overall.

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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@danielnewmanUV Did I make you laugh Dan? Awesome news ;-) Valuable feedback on my post too. Thanks much.

I'm a life long learner (daily! as a matter of fact) and a former graduate student so I can speak from my own college and career experience. I'm in the camp of people who hoped Green Jobs would discover solid ground for career seekers and general market growth. Unfortunately, to date there is more hype than reality. I still hold out hope that the sustainability movement will flourish in the future. I never like to oversell to hopeful career seekers. Remaining pragmatic is often the best remedy...personal and community support helps in addition of course.

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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@CareerSearchAM Exactly! CSAM. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.

Yes - Tip #4 = Use your creatviity when seeking a new shiny role. In today's market career seekers do not have the luxury of being choosy in many cases. Plus, why limit yourself? The only way to really know is.....by doing...and taking on a few risks here and there. Right?

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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@margieclayman Thanks very much Margie! Appreciate your kind words.

Typically, we are driven naturally towards our major interests (in an ideal world at least). You have a Masters in Library Science? I did not realize this factoid about you. It seems you have transferred your skills quite well. Hmmm. A real life career case study = My favorite.

2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Valuable Lessons for New MBA Grads

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@JohnSumser Precisely John. I like your add to this thread. Great managers and recruiters see people in 3D.

It's really in the nuance where all the interesting diversity matter lives. Let's move away from the idea of "tolerating diversity" for one moment and ponder the tiny details of how people perceive and relate to each other in the workplace for starts. Recruiting strategy and workplace culture take on an entire new meaning. It's certainly not a simple equation....

3 years ago on Beauty is Pain: An Overlooked Discrimination

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Interesting insights here Lalli! I really appreciate this refreshing viewpoint on workplace diversity and general people culture musings. What does it really mean to be good looking from a workplace perspective and what's the psychological impact? Telling stories can be a very powerful way of shedding light on ideas and topics.

I vote we continue to challenge stereotypes in the workplace and hiring practices. Agree, so often we tend to focus on one or two subsets of groups that tend to get the most publicity at national conferences, sm tweetups, the list goes on. Thinking diversely and creatively creates real dialogue with the long term (change takes patience and education) result being a happier or (at least contented) workplace.

Creating a diverse workplace or social community culture should not stop at simply "tolerating" the differences between people but actively nurture and celebrate this consistently via sound leadership and team building. This materializes with leadership behaviors that encourage open communication and other viewpoints in a genuine manner. We have a long way to go and more work to do. Cheers. Take action.

3 years ago on Beauty is Pain: An Overlooked Discrimination

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Bruce! I've been in travel mode so please forgive my delay. Big Cheers to Twitter Chats - it's certainly a commitment but it's been a lot of fun and we've made many lasting connections throughout the months.

Thanks so much for recognizing #TChat The World of Work on your list - we are nearing our first year anniversary. I cannot believe so much time has elapsed.

http://www.talentculture.com/what-is-tchat/

I'm a big fan of your list as well btw. Twitter Chats are so much fun and I still like experimenting weekly. Onward we go.

3 years ago on 12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats

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@dbvickery Thank you! Appreciate your comments.

We must keep humor when it comes to this topic. I've seen many an intern "major changer" start an internship only to find out it's really not the best match in terms of skills and interest. I believe students need to experience and should be able to experiment while in college - only issue is often the hiring manager is often left in the dust for this trial by fire career adventure. It's a commitment from both sides of the hiring equation. Always a delicate balance and it's best to hire interns smart instead of simply "going with your gut" as a leader. Good for you - keep consuming the data. I'm here for you.

3 years ago on 12 Most Common Intern Personalities: Molding Clay into Careerists

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@Jerry_Albright Hi Jerry A! How are the cornfields treating you? I always enjoy your wit even though sometimes you get grumpy. It's part of your charm = your personality/culture fit factor. Smiles. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Your input as a seasoned recruiter "in the trenches" is invaluable on this topic. We've been in the recuiting industry awhile so I like hearing your viewpoints on recruitment innovation and social media.

Overall, Talent Communities are still in early stages as the technology is immature and needs to be honed and personalized even further. I do believe this particular social recruitment innovation is here to stay. I hear your feedback on the topic of candidate engagement. To date, the smart technology is there for relationship development; it absolutely needs to be implemented and managed on a consistent basis by real live people with the right personaility and skill set for community management. Just having a database of contacts is NOT community. I'm with you. Will be interesting to watch developments in this space as we proceed into the future.

3 years ago on Emergence of Talent Communities... Not Pools

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@danielnewmanUV Welcome - wise words here. Agreed, it's both principle and action. Not to mention a matter of where to spend time with a busy schedule.

I'm a community player and collaborator by nature, personality. The trick has been to follow this behavior up consistently with "AND" as it relates to which platforms to use on a regular (key word) basis for social shares and community. Smiles.

3 years ago on Social Sucess is Often And not Or

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Great post Dan! I can relate to your thoughts on stepping back to analyze Social Media Strategy. It's often a complex and moving target. There is no question it takes significant time and thought as well.

Overall, I concur wih your line of thinking. I've been guilty of being an "Or" user at times. I believe the "And" is a wise move. Thanks for sharing your latest views. Cheers to taking action.

3 years ago on Social Sucess is Often And not Or

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12 Most - That blog sounds really familiar ;-) Thanks for stopping by Bruce. Go #DadChat.

Yes, Mike shares great insight per usual. Always helpful to see the signs upfront and to know when to ask for help. All five bullets occuring simultaneously is entirely stressful on one's career. Truly listening and watching for these signs is the very first step to better performance both in the workplace and life.

3 years ago on Helping Other Talented People to Help You

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@margieclayman Hi Margie! Thank you for taking the time to comment. Glad you can appreciate my thoughts.

The notion of Compassionate Leadership is underserved in many aspects of traditional business circles. Often it's dismissed as being too fluffy a concept on first glance. There are so many lessons leaders of all shapes and sizes can draw from times of weakness. Typically, I find that many extraordinary leaders have a few profound strengths that balance the areas that need improvement and are able compensate just fine overall. Leaders are people too after all.

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@margieclayman @westfallonline a toast to you both ;-) Thanks for inspiring me with your wit meets fun energy! Always fabulous.

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@westfallonline Ah yes. The HP debacle. Agreed - our timing is impeccable! Leaders are people too. Us humans don't function all that well in ivory tower islands or without a supportive network in the most challenging times. Appreciate your thoughtfulness Chris! Honored to be in the company of this talented community. Rock on with those brilliantly branded presentations - you possess mad skills that inspiring people. Onward!

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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@margieclayman @danielnewmanUV Thanks! Hoping my iPhone doesn't fail me now ;-) I have so many more points to include. For once 12 is not nearly enough for my rants. Cheers for the shared insight today!

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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Dan! Thanks for being a leader that walks his walk. Appreciate your kind words and for staying "present" here at The 12 Most Community. So much ground to cover still.

Empathy is crucial - you are absolutely right on. Leaders that are able to stay open to other's feelings (even when is disagreement with the tenets of the conversation at hand) tend to fare much better overall. Empathy IQ ;-) Matters.

Look forward to sharing my next post here - I have a few ideas...Smiles.

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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Yeah! for Bruce. Thanks so much for sharing thoughts with me. I really enjoyed being present on your Twitter Chat last week too "Dad"

Agreed. My goal was to present *actionable* steps for leaders around the globe. Let's aim to keep sharing and caring. It's not always easy to lead. Most of my stuff here is humor related ;-) I figured it was time to get serious - if only for a moment.

3 years ago on 12 Most Essential Leadership Traits

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Hi Margie! My goodness, this is a brilliant and creative read.

Agree with Judy below--the title of this blog post draws us in and then WHAMMO. Such an interesting viewpoint on social media and people/relationship engagement. The humanoid in me smiles along with you.

PS: Ah - you are a Trekkie. I did not know this until just now. You are a more real and interesting person to me every day ;-) Thanks for sharing.

3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Memorable Social Media Lessons from Data the Android

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Hi Keith! This is a valuable share. Thank you. There are so many people that still want to understand best practice for Twitter.

#10-Yes! Avoid the RT RT RT Nobody wants to see this...Takes up precious characters.

3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Effective Uses of the 120 on Twitter (Yeah, I Said 120!)

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