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Dustin W. Stout

Social Media, Creativity, Branding, and Design with just a dash of inspiration.

I am a web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.
Social Web Strategy Design

"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."
For consulting, contact me here.
I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!
Some circles I might fit well into are:
- Designers- Social Media- Branding- Blogging- Technology- Geeks- Christians- Film lovers- Awesome people
Recommended ReadingI've wrote a few things that have gotten some attention. These are a great representation of what I write abo


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About 7 weeks ago Hide Your Cats!
They're coming for them!

Breaking: Aliens have invaded earth to steal all the cats. Apparently, #caturday  has gotten so huge that the other galaxies are hearing about it and want to participate. 

Image credit: http://dustn.ws/1kv9WwT

#justforfunny   #gif   #caturdayeveryday  






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About 12 weeks ago Secret Computer Monitor

You're kidding me! Who knows of a 24hr electronics store in Southern California?! I'm off to make this right now! 

And that's one more reason to wear my aviators indoors. Double-win. 

Via Reddit user adityapstar: http://dustn.ws/1jKcJ0r

#technology   #creativity  







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About 4 weeks ago Oh, Just Lounging

Well this guy is certainly enjoying is #Caturday  morning. How about you? Got any plans?

Me? Oh I've got a few blog posts to write (way behind on those), a brand identity project to wrap (personal), and some brainstorming to do for a very exciting +YouTube / +Google+ initiative for +dustn.tv that may or may not involve any of the following:

- a new approach to Hangouts On Air
- more videos
- +Ben Fisher 
- a recovering circus monkey named Harry
- cowbell
- social media shenanigans 
- creativity hacks
- +Hulk Hogan 

And I'll leave you to your imagination to decide which of those are actually going to be part of this new initiative. ;)

Image credit: http://dustn.ws/1rhjZGL

#gif   #justforfunny   #teaser  


















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About 5 weeks ago Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Welp, +Tesla Motors has just made their electric vehicle patents open source for the world. What?! 

According to the official blog post:

"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard."

Read +Elon Musk's full statement here: http://dustn.ws/1q8cjJ2

This makes me love Tesla all the more. Some day soon I'll be as cool as +Eric Enge and have one of my own. 

What do you think about Tesla's new open-source stance? 

#tesla   #electriccars   #opensource  













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About 10 weeks ago Return of the Jedi: Alternate Ending

The alternate ending that +Star Wars never wanted you to see. And trillions of voices throughout the known universe all cried simultaneously... "Noooooooo!!!"

How's that for starting your #StarWarsTuesday ? lol

Found via Reddit user Velorium_Camper here: http://dustn.ws/QDfaKz

#gif   #geek   #justforfunny  







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About 5 weeks ago How to Make a Crossbow Out of Office Supplies

This. Is. Incredible. Now, I'll be right back after a quick trip to the nearest office supplies store. 

#justforfun  



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About 8 weeks ago The Internet In Real Time [Infographic]

You must go see this live-- one of the most creative uses of a real-time infographic I've seen in a long time! I love this kind of stuff! 

Go see it live right now: http://dustn.ws/realtimeinternet

The screencap I have below only shows 30 seconds but it will keep going and going as long as you're on the page! 

The creators of this infographic (that may not even be the name for it) basically took data from all over the place such as:

- Number of tweets in a day
- Number of hours of +YouTube watched every hour
- Number of +1's per day
- Number of Apple and +Android apps downloaded every day
- Etc...

And used that data to break down that data by second so that they could display it in real time. Really brilliant stuff. I almost feel like it's worthy of it's own blog post on +dustn.tv... #idea  

Anything about this surprise you?

HT +Irfan Ahmad an
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About 2 weeks ago iPhone 6 Sapphire Crystal Display Revealed

So I just came across this new video from +Marques Brownlee and although I'm pretty skeptical, the Apple fan in me wants to believe that it's 100% authentic. Some questions I have though:

1. How did he get his hands on this? He says it came straight off the assembly line...

2. Furthermore, how did he get his hands on one of the home buttons?!

3. How in the world is that screen so durable?

Thoughts? 

#iphone6   #ios   #apple   #leak  











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About 4 weeks ago Inside An iPhone

I couldn't stop staring at this gif for 5min straight. Fascinating. Found it here: http://imgur.com/RhxyqVu

After attempting to find the person who created it, I eventually gave up because I wasn't getting anywhere. Someone find the creator of this and let me know so I can credit them for this work of genius! 

#iphone   #gif   #technology  





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About 5 weeks ago The Writing's On the Wall
by OK Go

This is is insanely creative, well executed, and might make you a bit dizzy-- but still worth watching! 

How do you even begin to think up something like this?

HT +David Foster <-- thanks for that! ;)

#okgo   #music   #justforfun