Mike Elgan

Silicon Valley, California News Director, News Anchor, Writer, Author

Who the $#@! is Mike Elgan? I write and talk and interview on the subjects technology and innovation. I anchor TWiT's daily Tech News Today netcast (https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today). My opinion columns appear all over the place, most frequently Computerworld, PC World, InfoWorld, MacWorld, CIO Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, eWeek, Baseline and elsewhere. I don't do "access journalism." I am not in the industry, I'm not an investor or entrepreneur, but instead an independent, disinterested observer with strong opinions. (I have nothing against access journalism, it's just not what I do.)My Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_ElganMy Thoughts on Google+: http://google.me/+MikeElganAfter 10 years of blogging with conventional blogging sites and services, I abandoned that approach a year ago and started blogging on Google+. Why? Because Google+ is by far the best blogging platform. As Tim O'Reily said, it's like Tumblr 2.0, but more social. I also cancelled my account with a leading photo-sharing and management site, and now use Google+ for that exclusively. I've replaced more than half my email communication with Google+ communication.I use Google+ to write first drafts of my stories, to crowdsource, to take polls, to get feedback and to drive traffic to the articles I write. It has dramatically improved my work as a writer. I even use Google+ for social networking!Although I'm most active on Google+, you can also follow me here: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mike.elganTwitter: http://twitter.com/mikeelganAnd you can download my top 200 most popular posts as an eBook by clicking here.I'm ranked #1 on the Google Plus Score list, which is based on user engagement.I'm the #7 Most Recommended Person to Follow on Google+ (as voted by users). I'm one of Mashable's top nine Google+ Power Users.I'm also a "Curator" on the Google Currents app!! (Please install the free app and "Add" me!)I've also created and moderate these Google+ communities.Here's how I do Google+: http://www.gplusgotogal.com/ggoto-gal-interviewing-mike-elgan Here are my most popular posts: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=113117251731252114390&sort=bestIn the meantime, please CIRCLE ME! I'd love to interact with you here on Google+. 

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