04.21.12 The Saturday Post

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The Social Network

7 Social Media Myths Exposed – It’s not surprising, considering the fast-paced and often confusing nature of the social media industry, that myths and misinformation are prominent. Here are some of the most common–and the most damaging.

Stay connected by following these feeds.

Twitter: PortlandTalksCode for America

Facebook: Sam AdamsPortland is Better Together

Pinterest: The Dallas Morning NewsBoston.com

Google+: City of GreshamKPTV FOX 12 Oregon

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I see this every day...

Tualatin Riverkeepers – Gather @ Tualatin REI at Noon Sunday for Earth Day. This unique Earth Day event will take you, your family and friends on a short tour through Tualatin, with fun activity stations along the way. Start you tour at REI/Tualatin, where you can pick-up your “passport” and begin your Earth Day activities tour. Once you have your passport, use the map to navigate, on foot, bike or in a car, your way to Tualatin Community Park for a “Dirt Town” activity with Tualatin Riverkeepers, then onto the Heritage Center for an art activity with Willowbrook.

Career 

 Catch the sun,,,,

What to Think About Before You Hit ‘Send’ – No. It’s still a vital part of business communication (and personal, too, at least for those over 25 or so).

Confirmed: He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest – Another study shows that sitting is really, really, really bad for your health. Please, just get a standup desk!

For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions – In our last blog, we discussed the importance of competence for fostering the trust you need as a manager to influence others.

Spotlight

Funny Engrish, unfortunate translations.

Metro region painfully short of shovel-ready sites –  A study released by the Portland Business Alliance, in partnership with four private- and public-sector partners, reports that there are only nine 25-plus acre industrial sites that could be shovel ready within 180 days within the Portland-metro urban growth boundary and selected urban reserves.

Portland Urban Growth Expansion Challenged By Reserve Boundary Process – The first attempt to expand the Portland region’s urban growth boundary using a new reserves’ process is facing an uphill climb. Metro learned Friday that state regulators are recommending the region do more to justify the decision.

Most-liked cities: Seattle and Portland tops, Detroit dead last (poll) – New research from Public Policy Polling finds that Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore., are America’s most favorably viewed cities. Conversely, Detroit is the nation’s least favorably viewed city.

Troutdale budget suggests using reserves to maintain services – With mixed signals of economic recovery and expected cost increases, the city of Troutdale may dip into its reserves to balance its proposed $34.8 million budget for 2012-13.

Metro’s approaches and Oregon rules lead to state recommendation of UGB remand – Metro land use planners knew they were taking some risk when they tried a new approach to the regional government’s most recent urban growth boundary review.

Gresham’s budget maintains services, but not for long – Officials say new revenue needed or quality of life in city will suffer

Inside the UGB

Mother in law practicing her aiming..

Outside the UGB

Hee :)