What To Expect In WordPress 4.0 / WPMU.org / May 24 / Here at WPMU.ORG we are waiting in excited anticipation for the release of WordPress 4.0. It doesn't matter that 3.6 is just around the corner - 4.0 just can’t come soon enough! So to help calm our nerves we’ve been speculating about what it will include and what we hope to see in this future version of WordPress. More »
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 24, 2013 / High Scalability / May 24 / Hey, it's HighScalability time:
(Scaling the Mighty Redwood photograph by Michael Nichols for NatGEO)
~20K : Netflix AWS instances; 100 million hours per minute: Youtube video upload;
@sw17ch: Computer Science is thinking about thinking. Software Engineering is thinking about how to avoid thinking.
@neha: I am starting a distributed systems reading group at MIT. Suggestions on papers to read? Current list here.
John Sheehan: Services are the new process
@cheeseplus: Sharding isn’t a scalability strategy, it’s a failure mode in progress.
@basharatw: @adrianco Features in days, not months; hw in mins not weeks; incident More »
Automattic After-Market / Matt Mullenweg / May 24 / One of the most striking shifts in entrepreneurship when I started Automattic seven years ago was the rise of the Founder Friendly VCs. The standard operating procedure at the time for VC-backed companies consistent of bringing in “adult supervision,” founders often taking largely-ceremonial roles like “chief architect” after the business had scaled to a certain […] More »
The Power Of 1000 True Fans / Pagely / May 24 / One of the scariest things about writing in any medium is the fear of being disliked. Too many of us make writing decisions based on fear, instead of making those same decisions based on interestingness, shareability, and plain ol’ informativeness. While this approach may attract a few corporate copywriting jobs, it certainly will not be... Read It More »
Pinterest Introduces Rich Pins: Good or Bad for Food Bloggers? / Savvy Blogging / May 24 / It will also send the "right" traffic to your site. If readers look at a pin and realize they have all the ingredients in a recipe they are probably more likely to click over to your site and stay on your site, giving you a lower bounce rate. More »
A great talk on Go concurrency patterns / Xaprb / May 24 / This 35-minute video from the recent Google I/O conference explains how to use Go’s concurrency primitives — goroutines, channels, and the select statement — to do things elegantly, correctly, and safely in a few lines of Go, which would otherwise turn your brain into a pretzel in most programming languages. My favorite thing about Go [...] More »
The Power Of The Mastermind Group – Dismiss This At Your Own Risk / David Risley / May 24 / One of the absolute most important help mechanisms available today is the mastermind group. If you’re not a member of one, then I want you to drop everything right now and read this post. OK, everything dropped? Do I have your attention? OK, then. Let’s move forward… The idea of a mastermind group was first [...]The post The Power Of The Mastermind Group – Dismiss This At Your Own Risk appeared first on Blog Marketing Academy. More »
Issues with Managing a Brand in the Age of New Media / SteamFeed / May 24 / It is no longer all fun and games. A few years back it used to be a lot easier to build and manage a social following or maintain a brand’s online presence. A good old portfolio website and a Facebook brand page with a few hundred fans was all you needed. Now, you need a [...]Author informationDavid SchwartzOwner at Brand Education Services, llc. David is a Brand Strategist focused on building relevant brands, while creating valuable consumer relationships to promote engagement. By utilizing the popularity of digital and mobile media, along with the social web he helps companies understand the power of controlling their content. David started his career working for MTV in New York, he then proceeded to Atlanta to work with the likes of Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A and the Home Depot. From his time wo More »
Video SEO: 10 Steps to Optimizing Your Video for Search Engines – Part 2 / SteamFeed / May 24 / This is Part 2 of a three-part series on Video SEO. See Part 1. YouTube Video Annotations Video Annotations are text commentary that you add to your videos. You can use them to add background information, link to related videos, create an interactive element, or add call-to-action to your videos. Strictly speaking, Annotations are NOT [...]Author informationBrent CarnduffPresident at Echelon SEOI am an Search Engine Marketing specialist and speaker, former teacher and basketball coach, married with 2 children (Daniel & Ashley), a wanna be author, avid reader, an out of shape cyclist, and a Canadian ex-pat.
I hope to add a voice of reason, understanding, and professionalism to the SEO industry.TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post Video SEO: 10 Steps to Optimizing Your Video for Search Engines – Part 2 appeared first on SteamFeed.
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New Help Center Launches! / Flite Ads / May 24 /
Flite's product documentation now has a new home. We've updated help docs for Ad Studio 3 (for building, flighting, and measuring display ads) and Touch Ad Studio (for building, flighting, and measuring mobile ads), including thorough descriptions and information about settings options and metrics for all standard components.
We've also released a PDF manual for Report Studio that covers the interface, how to perform basic reports, and how to use labels and label sets.
Finally, we've develo More »
BYOD is for amateurs. Try bring-your-own-laboratory / Derrick Harris / May 23 / University of Illinois researchers have created an app and a sensor-filled cradle that turn an iPhone into a mobile spectrophotometer. The combination of that mobile lab data and metadata such as location might prove very valuable. More »
Class of 2013: Write Your Eulogy, Then Live the Life You Want / Redpoint Ventures / May 23 / There’s always so much encouragement for graduating classes. “You are the generation.” “You will change the world.” I’m sure you are and you will, but how? How will you make a difference? I’m not going to tell you how to change the world; that’s up to you. What I am going to give you is my advice [...] More »
Big data at work: 12 stories about reinvention / Derrick Harris / May 23 / Big data is cool and all, but is it really changing the way companies function? Yes. Here are 10 stories that show that transformation. More »
Google Wants Your WordPress Site / WPMU.org / May 23 / The biggest web company in the world has finally announced its support for the most widely used programming language - and in turn, WordPress. At its I/O developer event this week, Google announced PHP is now supported in its platform-as-a-service offering, Google App Engine. More »
How to Dynamically Update Your Display Ads / Flite Ads / May 23 /
The idea of dynamically updating anything is pretty exciting. See what works or doesn't, fix it on the fly, and reap the rewards of your savviness? Sign me up.
But just because the technology is available to dynamically update ads, doesn't mean that you should jump in without preparation.
You can improve the likelihood of success by having a clear strategy for your campaigns, so that when they go live, the cross-functional team is on the same page about how and when to update ads in real-time. Here, we'll focus on dynamically updating the actual content in ad units, versus optimizing media placements.
Determine when to check in. If your campaign is running for 8 weeks, consider checking ad performance on a daily or weekly basis, depending on your More »
A culture of fear and intimidation / Simon Black / May 23 / May 23, 2013 Dallas, Texas, USA Last week when I arrived to Bangladesh, the immigration officials there were positively ecstatic to see a foreign tourist entering the country. I’ve also been to places in Africa and the South Pacific where you’re greeted upon arrival by dancing tribespeople singing songs of welcome. It’s not quite the [...] More »
Kindle Publishing – how to promote your book / Savvy Blogging / May 23 / Some people can write a book in just a few hours (short information book), publish it and wonder why they are not getting hits and downloads. The truth is that the information market is highly saturated and you have to accept that you are not the only one trying to make a money with Kindle Publishing. Therefore, there is a need for advanced marketing techniques, attracting reviewers and getting the word out there about your new publication. More »
Paper: Calvin: Fast Distributed Transactions for Partitioned Database Systems / High Scalability / May 23 /
Distributed transactions are costly because they use agreement protocols. Calvin says, surprisingly, that using a deterministic database allows you to avoid the use of agreement protocols. The approach is to use a deterministic transaction layer that does all the hard work before acquiring locks and the beginning of transaction execution.
Many distributed storage systems achieve high data access throughput via partitioning and replication, each system with its own advantages and tradeoffs. In order to achieve high scalability, however, today’s systems generally reduce transactional support, disallowing single transactions from spanning multiple partitions. Calvin is a practical transaction scheduling and data replication layer that uses a deterministic ordering guarantee to signiﬁcantly reduce the normally prohibitive contention costs associated with distributed transa More »
Is Your WordPress 404 Page Killing Traffic & Drinking Your SEO Juice? / WPMU.org / May 23 / “Not Found” pages on your site are more than just a nuisance. They may be losing you both visitors and valuable SEO points. More »
Agile project management tools / Xaprb / May 23 / Wow, talk about an industry that’s overcrowded with look-alike me-too products. Online agile project management tools are a dime a dozen, which makes me think that they are probably all very similar and probably don’t solve most people’s needs. I’ve observed that when this is true, nearly-indistinguishable tools get reinvented, until the burden of evaluating [...] More »
Link Building And Your Content Marketing Strategy / SteamFeed / May 23 / Content marketing has become a popular strategy for businesses that want to increase their online presences. Author informationMartin JonesMartin Jones is Social Media Marketing Manager with the corporate Cox Communications social media team where he assists in leading strategy, campaign ideation and marketing execution across each of the company’s social media platforms. Today, over 500k fans engage with Cox Communications content, campaigns More »
WibiData gets $15M to help it become the Hadoop application company / Derrick Harris / May 23 / Startup WibiData has raised another $15 million and wants to turn the lessons it has learned in the field into generic software that can let anyone build predictive applications on Hadoop. More »
Be The Change You Want To See – In Social Media / SteamFeed / May 23 / It seems that almost every week, there is a new social media “scandal.” And boy are we ever quick to lynch the poor sap who made the mistake that created the said scandal in the first place… Thanks to my friend Sam Fiorella (@samfiorella) for posting the following on Facebook: “Our social community or social [...]Author informationStephanie MontreuilThe post Be The Change You Want To See – In Social Media appeared first on SteamFeed.
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Investing in the Consumer Web is Dead / Redpoint Ventures / May 22 / Reading through the tech press since the Facebook IPO, you might get the impression venture capitalists are still reeling from that apocalyptic offering, believe no further successes can be had in the consumer web and so are fleeing the consumer web in droves to pursue enterprise investments. That’s because in the past year or so [...] More »
The WordPress Planet Has Been Replaced / WPMU.org / May 22 / Want real WordPress news? Then you need to replace the WordPress planet widget in your dashboards with the new A Better Planet plugin. More »
Concurrent is building a Hadoop assembly line in open source / Derrick Harris / May 22 / Cascading creator Concurrent has developed a new open source tool called Pattern for running machine learning models on Hadoop clusters. When combined with its SQL tool called Lingual, users can move data from one stage to another easily. More »
12 Example Formats for Content-Rich Advertising / Flite Ads / May 22 / Last month I shared 8 ideas for content-rich ads, and I’d like to apologize. I shared some tips on what to do without giving any indication on how to do it.
The concept behind content-rich advertising is that by providing entertaining and informative content right in your ads, you can interact with your audience directly on the page they are on, without forcing a click through.
One of the big challenges is how to fit content into the small real-estate of a display ad.
For instance, a lot of brands want to grow their social media following using paid media. The value of the content is already apparent in the social channels — so it’s just a matter of exposing an audience.
But for consumers, clicking through to a brand’s social site is too much to ask. They don’t like clicking on ads. And so by pulling your social content forward into paid media, you can demonstrate soc More »
Try this experiment yourself… / Simon Black / May 22 / May 22, 2013 London, England [Tim Price, frequent Sovereign Man contributor and Director of Investment at PFP Wealth Management, is filling in for Simon today.] James Montier’s bible on behavioural finance, ‘Behavioural investing’, points out two recent discoveries by neuroscientists that have relevance to all investors: 1) We are hard-wired to think short-term, not long-term [...] More »
Announcement: Price Changes For Blog Marketing Academy / David Risley / May 22 / Anybody who has been following what I’ve been talking about over the last many weeks knows that my business has been evolving. It started over a year ago when I re-branded from DavidRisley.com to Blog Marketing Academy. As I talked about in my announcement of that change, my main reason for doing that was to [...]The post Announcement: Price Changes For Blog Marketing Academy appeared first on Blog Marketing Academy. More »
Getting help: Useful For Users or Waste of Space? / WPMU.org / May 22 / Every WordPress install has an apparently helpful - but mostly forgettable - drop down help menu, which contains text explaining the features of the specific page you are viewing. We asked users their thoughts on the menu and the results are in: it desperately needs an overhaul. More »
Strategy: Stop Using Linked-Lists / High Scalability / May 22 /
What data structure is more sacred than the link list? If we get rid of it what silly interview questions would we use instead? But not using linked-lists is exactly what Aater Suleman recommends in Should you ever use Linked-Lists?
In The Secret To 10 Million Concurrent Connections one of the important strategies is not scribbling data all over memory via pointers because following pointers increases cache misses which reduces performance. And there’s nothing more iconic of pointers than the link list.
Here’s Aeter's reasons to be anti-linked-list:
Coinbase raises $5m in Series A funding / Coinbase / May 22 / We’re excited to announce that Coinbase has raised $5m in Series A funding from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures. You can see his post about the investment here. Ribbit Capital, SV Angel, and Fundersclub also participated in the round.
This post is obviously belated, but we wanted to take a moment to both announce the round of funding ourselves as well as share where we plan to go from here.
Our goal is to make Bitcoin easy to use for the average consumer and the average merchant. GIven how quickly Bitcoin has come in to the spotlight in the past 2-3 months, we, like many others, experienced some growing pains. Our goal in raising money is to eliminate these pain points one by one. With each point alleviated, we hope to make Bitcoin more accessible and usable by the masses. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunities such backing provides us, and look forward to providing our users with the best experience possible. More »
26 Facebook Wish List Pleas For Surviving Social Network Whiplash / SteamFeed / May 22 / Big Blue, are you listening? Here’s a GIANT Facebook wish list! Facebook is always changing. And 2013 has been a landmark year for adjustments! For some, they’ve felt as if spinning in circles and suffering from social network whiplash! Others even keep a Facebook wish list for reference. New Big Blue Noteworthy new Facebook features [...]Author informationKeri JaehnigKeri Jaehnig is the Founder and CMO at Idea Girl Media, an international Social Media Marketing Agency. Keri helps business brands, non-profits and public figures achieve social media success and positive online reputation. Most often with: Real Estate, Interior Design, Restaurants, Travel Services, Entertainment, and Government Agencies. Keri's insight has been featured at Social Media Today, Search Engine People, and she h More »
What Obama Can Teach Canadian Politicians About Content Marketing / SteamFeed / May 22 / If you’re like most Canadians, you’re anxiously waiting for 2015 to witness another national election. The contenders are Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair. In 2012, many of us enjoyed watching the spectacle of Romney and Obama from both an entertainment and political point of view. For marketers, it was refreshing to watch both teams [...]Author informationRoss SimmondsRoss is a digital strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for technology and disruption. He keeps his finger on the pulse of all things related to technology and social media as it's truly his passion. His startup dreamr.ca is striving to connect young professionals around the globe with unique social experiences.TwitterLinkedInThe post What Obama Can Teach Canadian Politicians About Content Marketing appeared first on SteamFeed.
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Don’t Promote Your RSS Feed – Here’s Why / David Risley / May 22 / Promoting your RSS feed is pretty much a waste of time. Here’s why. Links mentioned in this video Aweber Mailchimp Feedblitz Transcript I want to talk to you about why you should not worry that much about promoting the RSS feed on your blog. Now, I know a lot of bloggers do this by “instinct”. [...]The post Don’t Promote Your RSS Feed – Here’s Why appeared first on Blog Marketing Academy. More »
More Excellent Sessions and Speakers Selected for #FinCon13 / FinCon / May 22 / We’ve had some great speaker submissions come through! Over 70! We’re still making selections, but with the May 31st early discount ticket deadline coming up, we’ve decided to announce a few more speakers who will be taking the stage (breakouts and panels) at #FinCon13. These speakers will join previously announced keynote speakers, Jean Chatzky, Pat [...] More »