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Tao Te Ching

Tao dou,tou/ noun (in Chinese philosophy) the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behavior, that is in harmony with the natural order. The interpretation of Tao in the Tao-te-Ching developed into the philosophical religion of Taoism. -Google Written by Lao-tzu […]

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Web Development vs Web Design

It must be confusing. At least it appears to be. In my 20+ years of Web Development I have never claimed to be a Web Designer. I know there are plenty of people who believe they are both (and a few are) so it is understandable how someone may make the mistake of assuming everyone […]

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Memes for commercial use?

I was followed on Twitter by someone who claims to own the “top PR, marketing and event planning firm for tech and telecom”. Naturally, I was interested enough to check them out. Since I host a live podcast on Blog Talk Radio on the topic of social marketing, it was a natural interest. What I […]

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You Won’t Believe The Future!

In the 1950s, America, and indeed, the civilized world was smitten by the space age. Many motion pictures, radio shows (they actually had those back then), television shows, books, and so forth make wild leaps to “the year 2000 and beyond”. Well, we’ve seen beyond and it’s actually pretty amazing the things that have changed. […]

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Link Bait and the Death of Trust

“You won’t believe what this mom did next” or “this boy does an amazing thing with these blocks”. You’ve seen them – and they are all over the place. Chances are you’ve clicked on one, or several, because they are psychologically designed to pull no punches when it comes to human enticement. For me they […]

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Elberdarle Dillishnad

I am running a test, and if you would like to play along start Googling¬†elberdarle dillishnad. Go ahead and pop it in Bing while you are at it. The purpose of this test is to measure some timing and inclusion of an odd name in search engines. Using this name, which I already searched on […]

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Testimony For My Chiropractor in Alpharetta, Georgia

Have you ever had a dislocated shoulder? I have. It is quite painful. Among my injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to pretty severe holes and breaks I actually rate the dislocated (subluxated) shoulder right there at the top of the list. Funny thing is there was no single event, this time, that caused it. […]

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Gaming, Points, Rewards, Likes – Where is the Meaningful Engagement?

You get kudos for having umpteen-thousand followers on Twitter – it’s working for Beiber. On Facebook “social media experts” gloat about their number of subscribers. On YouTube comments, likes, shares, favorites, and subscribers all mean something (sort of), on G+ you count the number of Circles you’re in, and on LinkedIn you are considered “successful” […]

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Using Facebook to Vet Employee Applicants

Whether you are an employer, recruiter or employee you can bet Facebook can play a part in your role. Recently I needed to retain a contractor to help with some coding. I had been through my normal channels and needed to go outside so I went through a freelancing service which I have used in […]

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Why Do I Have a Beard? You Thought I Was a Real Estate Agent?

It takes a few seconds to download the video content. I compressed it all the way down to iPod 320 so it’s about as small as you can stand it. Read below while you’re waiting. Story Behind The Beard [powerpress url=”http://thekencook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/esplanations2.mp4″] I have recently grown a beard. Not like some facial hair but like a […]

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