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The TLS Find Your Fit Challenge is about keeping an eye on the prize and enjoying the journey to a better lifestyle.

Jonell & I are teaming up to create a group of no more then 10 motivated folks who want to lose some weight, get healthier, feel better and have a good time with great supportand also it would be nice to win $50,000!!!

Jonell & I

Jonell & I

If you are interested or would like to know more, then reach out to us through here. Leave a comment, send an email, twitter me @seandreznin or Jonell @jonell4tri and let us know. Make sure to let us know you want to be on the team as spots will go quickly and WE WANT YOU on our team!!

The TLS Find Your Fit Challenge is about keeping an eye on the prize and enjoying the journey to a better lifestyle.

Over the course of the 12-week challenge, the individual who makes the most of the opportunity to transform will win $15,000, and a $50,000 prize will be awarded to the group that achieves the greatest overall results.

If you’re ready to rise to the challenge, reap the rewards and live the lifestyle, it’s time to Find Your Fit!

http://my.transitionslifestyle.com/find_your_fit/

Next story is our invitation request to Rob Kardashian, Dick Vitale and Nik Wallenda to join our team… Stay tuned!

Shooting Stones in a Glass Stadium.

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lebron-james photo borrowed from "by Esther Steinfeld"

Shooting Stones in a Glass Stadium.

LeBron James decides to take another shot at the already belittled Cleveland Cavaliers who are fighting but more realistically slogging their way through a dismal season trying to avoid being the lowliest team in all of the NBA.

The other night, the Cavs were almost doubled up by the 2-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 112 -57. In the waning moments of one of, if not, the most forgettable game of the season so far, LeBron James decided to take to Twitter and drop his petty tweet.

“Crazy. Karma is a b****.. Gets you every time. Its not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!” … Ouch. This felt similar to the moment a fight starts and one fighter gets that jelly-legged punch to the gut, and when the rise back up from the shock, there is left cross and uppercut waiting. Boom! Pow! Whaaaam!

Fast forward 24 hours to LeBron injuring his ankle in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers 111-105. AWESOME!

Now, LeBron has been trying to run from his tweet, ever since it made headlines. His excuses are straight out of Jim Caldwells book of rambling fallacies. Spare us LeBron. You tweeted a low down & dirty message and in hindsight you realize it wouldn’t be received well… Sounds familiar… How did you make this “Decision”?

Bottom line is your “friends” at your Management company, especially Maverick are just plain sloppy when it comes to Public Relations and although you are at your core a good person with strong roots in Akron, your guidance and “shoot from the hip” actions of recent have dinged your reputation and potential legacy deeply.

As a former fan of the Cavaliers and yourself, I freed myself from the burdens of perennial losing as you did, I just did it quietly and respectfully.

Go Magic & Celtics! and why not. Go Clippers!

2010 Ironman Kona on NBC airing December 18 @ 4pm

2010 Ironman Kona on NBC airing December 18 @ 4pm

Don’t miss the dramatic coverage of the Ford Ironman World Championship

For Ironman athletes around the world, the coverage of the Ford Ironman World Championship on NBC (December 18th, 4 – 6 PM EST – check your local listings) has proved to be a life-changing experience. Countless people cite the show as the inspiration that got them into the sport.

The Sarasota Storm Triathlon Club is getting together at Gecko’s on Clark Road to celebrate these amazing athletes and our homegrown superstar, Carl Knutsson! Way to go Carl! Come join us. If you want directions or times, get at me on twitter @seandreznin

This year’s coverage of the Ford Ironman World Championship from Kona, Hawaii, promises to be every bit as exciting. With one of the most exciting professional races in history as a backdrop, the coverage will also include features on Kathleen Allen, Lew Hollander, Kyle Garlett and Clayton Treska.

“Each year we look to inspire our viewers with the raw power and competitive nature of the professional athletes along with the impressive stories of courage and determination demonstrated by all participants,” Peter Henning, vice president of television production for Ironman, says. “The course might not change year to year, but the drama continues to intensify.”

Is Twitter Stale?

Twitter Officially Jumps the Shark

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Even the Fonz is there. Yeah, its true! Hey-Ho!

To watch a hilarious “Twitter Celebrity Buffet Gorging” click here —–> http://www.eandppub.com/2009/05/twitter-officially-jumps-the-shark.html

I found the article at the E & P Pub website

Gaffigan ranting on Cake and Pie ~ Entertaining stuff!

Gaffigan ranting on Cake and Pie ~ Entertaining stuff!

Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs

I read this article on Mashable, and it is written by Dan Schawbel.

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It is loaded with helpful and quality content and I felt it would be a valuable resource to many, so I have reblogged it here.

Below you will find a portion of the article, with the remainder of the full article found at this link here:

Looking for a job? Consider creating your own. There are a number of social resources to help you connect with other entrepreneurs and get your business ideas off the ground.

Here are the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. Each helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the guidance, tools and resources they need to setup their company and gain exposure.

1. Entrepreneur Connect

Entrepreneur Media, the company that produces Entrepreneur Magazine, started a social network over a year ago specifically for entrepreneurs and small business owners called Entrepreneur Connect. Like all social networks, you have the opportunity to create your own profile, explore the community, share ideas with other entrepreneurs and network. Unlike most social networks, this one frowns upon too much self-promotion and applauds idea sharing.

You can use this network to connect to service providers, suppliers, advisers and colleagues. Just like LinkedIn and Facebook, there are professional groups that you can join or create. Another cool feature is that you’re able to start your own blog and possibly have it appear on the main page. This is similar to what Fast Company has done with their website.

2. PartnerUp

PartnerUp is a social network for entrepreneurs who are searching for people and resources for business opportunities. Anyone can join, but business partners, co-founders, executives and board members will get the most out of this one. In this network, you can ask or offer advice, find commercial real estate and find service providers like accountants and marketers for your business.

The big differentiator with this social network is the commercial real estate “MoveUpSM” program that serves entrepreneurs who have experienced a hard time trying to find office space for their business. They also have a Resource Directory that allows small and mid-sized businesses to advertise their services.

3. StartupNation

Most social networks neglect the content aspect that makes StartupNation so useful. With articles, forums, blogs, on-demand seminars, and podcasts, entrepreneurs will be better prepared for their ventures and have the resources required to make better business decisions.

There are a wide range of topics being discussed on StartupNation right now, including business planning, marketing and web-based business. The site also offers a series of competitions, such as a dorm-based 20 contest and an elevator pitch competition. If you’re an entrepreneur or hope to become one, this site is definitely one you can’t miss out on.

4. LinkedIn
It’s difficult to leave LinkedIn off of any social networking list because it’s so useful for anyone who’s either searching for a job, is trying to network with like-minded individuals, or building a company. LinkedIn offers many resources for entrepreneurs, such as groups, including the very popular “On Startups” group that has over 54,000 members.

Entrepreneurs on LinkedIn should brand themselves properly so they can attract the right kind of business opportunities, and perform searches to find service providers or partners. As an entrepreneur, you should also be looking to participate in LinkedIn Answers, events and applications to spruce up your profile and become a valuable member to your community.

5. Biznik

This isn’t another LinkedIn clone. Instead, Biznik brands itself as a social network that “doesn’t suck.” The Biznik community is composed of freelancers, CEOs, and the self-employed. Like the other networks, this is a place for you to share ideas, instead of posting your resume. It is mandatory for all members to use their real names and provide real data, and Biznik editors actually review all profiles to ensure compliance with that policy. There are three levels of membership, including basic, active ($10 a month for an enhanced profile) and supporting ($24 a month for increased visibility).

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Click Here for the full Article <—–

Un-edited version of Stewart-Cramer a bit more favorable to Cramer

I watched the original 3 part Cramer v. Stewart on The Daily Show when it aired and I rewatched it on Comedy Central’s site thereafter.

There are some stark contrasts between the edited and unedited versions and I imagine Mr. Cramer would be wise to make sure the unedited version is brought to the attention of the public as well.

Oh well, I applaud him for embracing the opportunity to meet and discuss the topic of the public concern with Mr. Stewart, but I wish I had seen the unedited version and not been fed the TV version which while good and entertaining to say the least, was a bit slanted.

I came across this video via twitter from @jcg1483. The original blog was written by Nick Ragone who is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. .

Watch the video and you decide what you think. Is this version more evenly matched then the one that aired. I believe it is, quite dramatically!

http://www.nickragone.com/home/2009/3/14/united-version-of-stewart-cramer-a-bit-more-favorable-to-cra.html

TV version of video that aired (edited)

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How to Twitter – via WSJ

The social rules and tips for gaining ‘followers’; why opinionated people win

When I first joined Twitter, I felt like I was in a noisy bar where everyone was shouting and nobody was listening.

Soon, I began to decode its many mysteries: how to find a flock of followers, how to talk to them in a medium that blasts to lots of people at once and how to be witty in very tiny doses.

Twitter is a mass text-messaging service that allows you to send short 140-character updates — or “tweets” — to a bunch of people at once. They are your “followers.” It was designed to be read on a cellphone, though many people read it online, too.

Suddenly a lot of non-tweeters are starting to feel left out. On “The Daily Show” this week, host Jon Stewart reported on Twitter with a wink (or was it a twink?) at the narcissism of the personal broadcasting system. It has a world-wide audience of six million unique visitors a month, up from 1.2 million a year ago, according to ComScore Media Metrix.

But I have to admit I didn’t understand the appeal of Twitter when I joined, at the prodding of friends, in November. One answer that explains its popularity: It’s not about chatting with your friends — it’s about promoting yourself.

My name was available, so I set up a profile at twitter.com/JuliaAngwin. On Twitter, however, you do not exist without followers, who subscribe to receive your messages. So I set out to follow some people in the hope that they would follow me.

I had to learn the crucial distinction between a “follower” and a “friend.” On Facebook, if I’m your friend, you’re my friend, and we can read all about each other. Relationships on Twitter are not reciprocal: People you follow do not have to follow you or give you permission to follow them. You just sign up and start following them. It’s a bit like stalking. Heather Gold, a comedian and Twitter devotee, points out that for all its flaws, the term follower “is more honest than friend.”

At first, I was the loneliest of social creatures — a leader without followers. I tried searching for my actual real-world friends using Twitter’s “Find People” function, but it was down the day I joined. (Twitter is growing so fast that short outages are not unusual.)

So I asked a few colleagues for their Twitter addresses and began following them. I also searched their public lists of followers and who they followed.

Eventually, I cobbled together a mix of people I could follow: media colleagues, friends, bloggers and various people who are known as great “tweeters,” such as the chief executive of online retailer Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh, who has written quite movingly on his blog about how Twitter has changed his life. He says that being forced to bear witness to his life in 140-character bursts of prose has made him more grateful for the good moments and more amused by the bad moments.

Celebrity Tweeting

Twitter is gaining popularity as a way to reach fans, plug new projects and act like BFFs. Some recent updates from high-profile Twitter users:

I discovered that a better way to get followers was to tweet. Every time I tweeted, I got a surge of followers.

Where were they coming from? The likely answer illuminates Twitter’s greatest strength: It’s easily searchable.

During the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in November, people scoured Twitter for postings from eye witnesses. When US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River, one of the first pictures was posted as a link on Twitter.

Similar news items may have appeared on other social networks, but they were not as easy to discover. On Facebook, most people’s information is viewable only by their approved friends. MySpace profile pages are searchable, but not its blogs or status updates, and it is hard to find anyone you know because most people obscure their real names.

Now, a gaggle of unknown followers were finding something in my tweets — and following me!

For the full article published in the Wall Street Journal and written by Julia Angwin at julia.angwin@wsj.com, click here <—–

Google is now on Twitter – Gwitter? Twoogle?

As ironic as it might seem, Google has not utilized their account on Twitter

It feels either like going to the big dance and not seeing your crush there or on the other hand it feels a bit like a lion batting a baby antelope around.

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Google + Twitter = Twoogling?

Their first post, a Twoogle if you will, was a binary message (way to geek it up Google)

: “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010”

Roughly translated to : I’m F E E L I N G L U C K Y

According to Loren Baker, editor at Search Engine Journal, he espouses that this google tweet on twitter is a sign of something.

Mr. Baker then elaborates to a post from John Battelle, “So why did Google really buy YouTube? My answer, which of course looks brilliant given it’s 20/20 hindsight: YouTube was a massive search asset. After all, YouTube now gets more searches than Yahoo, Google’s closest search rival.“

Battelle argues that Twitters main asset may not be its userbase or its buzz, but its “Real time. Converational Search”

Mr. Baker goes on to discuss Google’s possible mindset and acceptance of twitter and his detail and perspective are very insightful. For a tech newbie like myself I had trouble pulling myself away from reading and wanted to post something linking to his Journal. After reading a few of his posts, I will be back to read more!

For the full article, click here:

The Best Subway Ad Ever?

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