Bunker Show 92 – Google + Local = More Black Beer
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Bunker Project Episode 92:
Google + Local = More Black Beer
Mavens in the House:
Andrew McGivern @podcasthero
Bob Garlick @bobgarlick
Bonnie Sainsbury @bsainsbury
Margaret Reynolds @bc_insurancegal
James Karg @twisted_majic
Marcel Lapointe @movieyearbook
Ian Nethercott @lovebuyingcars
By Google + Hangout
Ken McGrath @KenAmc
Craig Griffiths @askfindbuy
Show 92 – Google + Local = More Black Beer
Topics covered in this week’s show:
- Bob ordered a new mic – Electro-Voice RE320
- James started a new hangout show – Talking about James with Games
- The best way to be social in a car?
- Google Places becomes Google + Local
- Facebook Phone? Google buys Motorola. Sony Playstation on HTC handsets
- Ian is going to rush out and get Windows 8
- Everything D Conference
- Windows Phone has reached the 100 000 milestone
- James talks about the upcoming 100th Aniversary of The Calgary Stampede
- The Gaming with James segment
- Microsoft Smartglass
- 20 ways to get more retweets
- The Internet Defence League
- Wix.com rules and the Bunker Project is almost… 100
- And much, much more…
Bob is stoked about his new mic which is being shipped to him as we speak!
The Electro-Voice RE320 mic
Google + Local
Google has hijacked all the Google Places pages and inserted them into Google + whether they wanted to be or not…
Replaced the star rating system with Zagat ratings (Google purchased Zagat recently)
Will the Small to Medium Business / Corporate sector upgrade to Windows 8?
When hardware is upgraded it will come with Windows 8 but they will be able to downgrade to any supported previous version of Windows. Companies will probably downgrade to Windows 7… what do you think?
>> Check out http://allthingsd.com
Windows is creating an OS that looks the same on mobile and desktop.
Apple is coming out with a new iOS version of its desktop OS.
How to open a beer bottle?
Bottle Cap Blues from chris sumers on Vimeo.
Gaming with James:
Microsoft Smartglass – James gives it a great rating… You can put mobile phone screen on your TV.
Sony’s Wonderbook – Learn the spells from Harry Potter.
Gamification of Hiring – testing prospective employees by getting them to play games.
Kickstarter – fasted funded film
Space Command – Really cool looking sci-fi movie.
The open internet bat signal
Remember SOPA, PIPA and all those other web-unfriendly bills
The Internet Defence League – Join the IDL and you will be notified of danger.
– the gamification of the cat signal.
20 Ways to get more Retweets:
Retweet Yourself – No, no and no.
Lists for the win – narrow down your list into groups to filter out the noise.
Avoid errors – bad links
Witty vs Descriptive – Shouldn’t we always be witty?
65 Character Rule – 120 is fine… no?
Adjectives FTW (for the win)
Use the right labels – we all hate misleading links
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About The Bunker Project
The underground Bunker Project is a meetup focused on Social Media, Internet Marketing, New Media, and Podcasting. Set in the Bunker at the Barklay Hotel on Robson St. in Vancouver, The Bunker Project will appeal to those looking for cutting edge social marketing and new media information and to those who just want to socialize over a beer and exchange thoughts and ideas about social media.
Members will have the opportunity to participate in the Bunker Project Podcast which is recorded live at every meetup.
Hope to see you soon at The Bunker!
Andrew McGivern & Bob Garlick
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