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Dope. This is the playlist I needed homie.

4 months, 1 week ago on SituPlaylist: The Summer Preface

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Love the idea of having students create a personal brand before graduating. That gives them a very obvious advantage when job hunting in 2014...

5 months, 1 week ago on 3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom

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Awesome post my dude. You never know what someone else could be going through...

5 months, 1 week ago on When a minimal gesture has a maximizing effect.

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Nice pics dude! Sounds like a refreshing trip to AZ.

5 months, 1 week ago on Photo Essay: Taking a Bulleit for Family in the Old West p.1

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@Mpoh  We had a dope time, yeah? Thanks Mpoh :)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on State Roads and Free Booze: 14 Southwest Road Trip Photos

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Hashtags for certain purposes should be destroyed... such as for trying to gain followers. Hashtags used to spread a meme or current event should stay untouched!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Will You Miss the Hashtag When It’s Gone?

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Another quality playlist my dude! I could see this being a great listen on my impending trip back east. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on SituPlaylist: Open road, closed doors, optimal thought.

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@Mpoh  Thanks for the comment Mpoh :)

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Saying goodbye on the open road.

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@DanielCharlesThomas  Thanks for your kind words! It was an amazing trip and I'm already looking forward to next year... if you like what you see here, be sure to check out the rest of the Amtrak videos on my YouTube channel!

6 months ago on Watch this Incredible #AmtrakLIVE Video

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Wow that's one helluva trip. Very cool.

7 months, 1 week ago on The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

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Awesome way to give back. HootSuite ahead of the curve yet again.

8 months ago on Why So Many Successful People Were Bad Students

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Great places to visit even though I think San Diego is one too! Also, LOVE the new blog design. Nice job guys.

8 months ago on Four Essential Winter Vacations

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Awesome!

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Athletes Begin Epic Adventure to Ski Trip by Train

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I definitely wasn't even an idea my parents had in 1971, but I definitely remember my first Amtrak ride, along the east coast with my mom. Since then, Amtrak has been my favorite way to travel!

8 months, 3 weeks ago on How Amtrak Started in 1971

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What about some love for Vancouver, BC? :)

8 months, 4 weeks ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

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So much history with Amtrak. You guys rock!

9 months ago on Amtrak History in an Iconic Train Photo

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That's awesome! Amtrak bringing the holiday joy to DC (and hopefully Congress).

9 months, 1 week ago on The Tiny Surprise at the National Christmas Tree

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The HootBus!!! Such an awesome idea and a really creative approach to marketing at the saturated SXSW event. Ah, I remember my first ride like yesterday... 

9 months, 2 weeks ago on What Pepperoni and Cheese Taught Me About Starting (and Keeping) a Successful Business

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Woo! HootSuite absolutely killing it. You guys rock!

9 months, 3 weeks ago on 2013 Top Winners in Tech From Mashable

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Gotta love the west coast rails.

10 months, 1 week ago on 7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

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I'm assuming you mean from the company page and not a personal LinkedIn account, right?

10 months, 1 week ago on The Power of One: One Thing Small Business Owners Can Do To End the Year on a Perfect Note

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Awesome views from the Coast Starlight and a nice pic!

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Photo of the Week

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Awesome spin on this topic. The Beastie Boys are awesome, and yeah, I still bump Intergalactic on the reg! Who knew the Beastie Boys were such pros at social?

10 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Things the Beastie Boys Can Teach You About Social Media

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Interesting perspective. I never would have guessed Brazil to be the next big movement in social, but it makes sense! And yeah, the fact that the World Cup and Olympics are about to be there certainly is helping there cause. It will be interesting to see the effects those two events have on not only social within Brazil, but their place in social on an international level.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Future Of Social Media? Forget About The U.S., Look To Brazil

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Yes! The Zephyr is definitely the best. Going through the Sierra Nevadas is my favorite part of the trip.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

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Haha, classic.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea

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The potential for hiring/being hired on social media still blows my mind, and I work in social media! And oh boy... drunk tweeting is never... NEVER... a good idea. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Ways Social Media Can Help You Land a Job (And Keep It)

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Very cool. Agree with the bring a friend advice! I traveled Amtrak alone for a while and it definitely got lonely. But! You can always go to the observation car or cafe and you will DEFINITELY find someone eager to talk. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

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Wow, the hardest decision I've made yet today. HootSuite, you guys did a good job. But I'm going to have to give it up for the zendesk team. 

If for nothing else, they solved the zombie apocalypse. Awesome work errbody.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Zombie Outbreak Hits HootSuite, Zendesk

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Yup, there you go. It would be nice to be able to find people to follow easier on HootSuite as well. I feel like finding people across my accounts is super tough and is easier done by logging in and out of my accounts on Twitter.com.

11 months ago on New User Requested Feature: New Follower Stream

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Awesome! Definitely a fan of more outlets. When I was traveling Amtrak and trying to get work done on the train, I was sometimes really bummed to find there were no open places to plugin. This is a great feature that riders will love.

Plus, Amtrak is just flippin' awesome!

11 months ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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Woo! It's about time, right? The only way this could get better is if Instagram dropped video.

11 months ago on You Can Now Save and Edit Vine Video Drafts

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Space is such a cool ass thing, no wonder he blew up with a little focused effort! Plus it helps his content is some of the most interesting/pioneering stuff online. 

I wonder how many of his current followers were actually space-ambivalent before following and are now highly interested just because of his social efforts...

11 months ago on Social Media in Space: How @Cmdr_Hadfield Got Over 700k Followers in 2 Months

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Haha Chris Hadfield is the man! I loved his experiments in space, particularly the one where he wrings out a wet towel in zero gravity. Too gnarly. Dude was just floating around in space and sharing it all with us peasants back on earth. That's mind blowing, really. 

Nice feature Hoots!

11 months ago on Astronaut Chris Hadfield Shares His Social Media Story At HootSuite HQ

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1 and 3 are super nice! HootSuite killin it, per usual.

11 months ago on 5 Time-Saving Tips for HootSuite Power Users

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@BadGuyZero  Yeah I do wish it were easier to favorite tweets through HootSuite.

11 months, 1 week ago on #HootTip: Using Favorites in #HootSuite

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Another awesome HootSuite update. I've already used this like a million times, nice one guys!

11 months, 1 week ago on New User Requested Feature: Relationships

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Or you can just forgo sleep and hangout with your new friends in the observatory car all night! 

11 months, 1 week ago on 10 Tips for Sleeping Overnight in Coach

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The worst customer service experience I've had recently was with an east coast clothing boutique that ignored my queries about a shirt I ordered and never received. They even followed me back on Twitter, generally a sign they're about to start DMing you. Nope!

Though the experience was really... REALLY bad, I don't think I'd be willing to pay $1000 to make it better. If it were a different circumstance though and a different product, I might consider spending cash on a promoted tweet. Just depends on what we're talking about!

11 months, 1 week ago on Will Social Media Help Kill Bad Customer Service?

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Very cool project. Love the Humans of NY blog and Amtrak is a perfect partner for Brandon. So many awesome people and stories to capture along the rails! I'm jealous I can't be a part of it as well.


Good luck Brandon!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Not all Wanderers Are Lost

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Nice. Just downloaded it and bout to play around. Can you track analytics in it like on Buffer?

11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Hootlet: Find And Share Anywhere

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That second point is kind of interesting because I don't think your example of posting selfies or family photos is necessarily universal. Though, I definitely get what you're saying... give something people can relate to. I'm planning the launch of an app here and that's one thing I've been saying we need to do with our upcoming IG account: showoff the company culture and let people know we're real!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Social Media Lessons from Pro Surfer Julian Wilson ~ Community Spotlight

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Deff have found that including handles of people involved in the content I'm sharing is a great way to increase exposure. Most of the time, if you put a little thought into the copy and tag them appropriately, they'll be glad to RT and get your profile out to some new timelines. The tricky part is making the copy intriguing enough for them to dig it and I think directly quoting them is great.

3 solid tips my friends!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Great Sources of Social Media Inspiration

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Wow this is extremely cool guys! I'm super excited for you. This will do wonders for your customer service and keeping people posted about exactly where their train is and when to expect it. Another nice move by the team at Amtrak! 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on One on One with Google Maps Engine

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Dude the Hootsuite list is a great call! I never even thought to use social media to help my fantasy team kick ass. Nice work my friend.

12 months ago on How to Win Your Fantasy League With Social Media

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That's pretty much it. Though, some brands I think can afford to talk about sex, or at least comment on it. If a brand's image is relatively risque, then providing brief (hopefully humorous) input could be a good move. For example, GoDaddy gets away with it in their branding and also an obvious one like Trojan.

12 months ago on What should brands avoid talking about on social media? Question of the Week

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Solid tips. When trying to do a guest blog campaign for a company that has several brands, do you think that the relationships should be built via each specific brand social media/outlet or through the singular account of the individual who is trying to create the network?

1 year ago on Guest Blogging: Seven Tips for Success

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