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If you’ve ever been to the ESRI site, I’m sure you got this email today

"Have you ever wanted to search for or create specific GIS discussions? Share files and videos? Write a GIS blog post or collaborate on a document? Welcome to GeoNet! Here you can do all that and more.

Put simply, GeoNet is the place where you can chat and collaborate on all things geo. It’s like the Esri User Conference experience, but you can access it all year long from anywhere in the world.

It’s free and easy to join — just use your Esri account. Then you are on your way to networking, collaborating, and getting product support.

GeoNet! Be part of the Esri community.”

I’m going to bust this up sentence by sentence, as my Drunken Uncle Sun Tzu use to say, “Divide that bitch up and take it down one part at a time.  Also, I might be your real dad, your mom is a slut.”

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"Have you ever wanted to search for or create specific GIS discussions?

Why yes, on multiple forums, not just at ESRI, but stackexchange, Expert Exchange or just interaction on twitter

Share files and videos?

Yeah, I do this on youtube, dropbox and a thousand other places.  When I’m feeling randy they go on THE REDTUBES.

Write a GIS blog post or collaborate on a document?

If I had a month I couldn’t tell you about all the blogging platforms out there.  As far a Collaboration on a document,  you know google docs is pretty awesome

Welcome to GeoNet! Here you can do all that and more.

Wow, all the things I can normally do on the web, but with a Geo ATTACHED.

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Put simply, GeoNet is the place where you can chat and collaborate on all things geo.

Unlike what the community does on twitter, and a thousand other forms of communications

It’s like the Esri User Conference experience, but you can access it all year long from anywhere in the world.

Unless you’re a fucking idiot, the ESRI UC is a waste of time.  Also, it should be noted that if you drink and hang out on GeoNET  its not covered br per diem.  Let my mistake be your warning.

Okay this last one I’m going to deal with as a paragraph, if I break it down into bite sized bytes the stupid will overcome me, and I’ll start liking Nickelback or some shit

It’s free and easy to join — just use your Esri account. Then you are on your way to networking, collaborating, and getting product support.

GeoNet! Be part of the Esri community.

Wow, none of this is new at all, we just wrapped it into a geo-giant, geo-burrito of code and we have moderators floating around to zap any of those pesky NAYSAYERS about how ESRI isn’t the cream of the crop in GIS Software.

Lets face it, GeoNET is what the right wing nutjobs think FEMA Camps are, a place where we all go, and they monitor and harvest our crap and make sure trouble makers, like Moi, are “Red Dawned”  I’ve aways wanted to make that a verb.

To mediate on this, I commuted with the Drunken Geographer’s one true Patron Saint, Don Draper.  Over the course of an evening of high end bourbon, St Draper said the following to me, through his partner Burt Cooper

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