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Back in October, after I attended the Raincamp, I realized that Ben Kinney is totally right. Social media is the only way forward and "being a geek is cool". Right away, I became a Rainmaker and I got Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. At the beginning, I wasn't ready to write blogs, so In...
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