In Race to Be First on Tumblr Acquisition by Yahoo, Wall Street Journal Publishes Questionable Headline / Danielle Morrill / May 19 / The headline reads “Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion”, but last time I checked the purchase of a company requires the consent of both sides. The same story reads: “It wasn’t immediately clear whether Tumblr’s board had also approved the deal.” I realize that it is highly likely at this point that Tumblr intended [...] More »
5 Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities / SteamFeed / May 19 / I had a bizarre dream one recent morning. I was in a classroom for a conference with some familiar people. I was asked to give a speech unprepared and I started to freak out. I struggled to conjure up a good topic but people in my dream rooted for me to tell them about sign language. “Boring,” [...]Author informationAnne ReussBringing new definitions to communications on social media, Anne Reuss is a social media business development consultant and community manager for 360Connext, a customer experience consulting firm. She's got a penchant for tech, startups, adrenaline, slurpees and Illini football. Find her tweeting madly at @AnneReuss. She is originator of the ongoing 'Signs of Startups' challenge, a collaborative project positioning startups to ramp up brand inclusion by creative communication.TwitterGoogle+The post 5 Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities appeared first on SteamFeed.
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LinkedIn Connections Deal Breakers / SteamFeed / May 19 / Ari Herzog is a marketer I respect. He’s someone that challenges my thinking about networking, social media and more with many of his articles. He recently asked a great question I feel compelled to answer: How many LinkedIn connections are too many? How many are too few? From: http://ariherzog.com/linkedin-connections/ First, you need to have a [...]Author informationPhil GerbyshakChief Connections Officer at Milwaukee Social MediaPhil Gerbyshak is the Chief Connections Officer of Milwaukee Social Media, and he works with people who want to leverage social media into real life connections. He has been working in the social media space since 2005, with a focus on small businesses, authors, and speakers. Phil has been featured More »
The $3B+ Exit Tumblr Could Have Had / Danielle Morrill / May 18 / It’s all over the news, Yahoo! is in talks to acquire Tumblr. The popular blogging platform, which was founded in New York in 2007, has just a few months of cash left and hasn’t successfully monetized their platform fast enough to cover costs. To date investors have put $125M into the company, most recently infusing [...] More »
Why building a free service can be a disservice / Xaprb / May 18 / Like many others, I don’t think that RSS is dead. It’s my favorite way to keep up with highly valuable content on the Web. So I’m in the market for a replacement for Google Reader, along with millions of others. As I’ve evaluated options, I’ve had to eliminate some of them because I’m not sure [...] More »
Houston: Modern American Boomtown / Matt Mullenweg / May 18 / The Wall Street Journal interviews Annise Parker on Houston and calls it “The Modern American Boomtown”. I think Houston is the most under-appreciated city in North America, as anyone who’s hung out with me for more than a few hours has heard me preach. More »
Selling Art With Instagram? / SteamFeed / May 18 / My friend Carrie Harper is a full time visual artist that just opened her own creative hub called #heARTschool by converting unused office space into a beautiful space for creating art, making music and teaching. As a matter of fact, I had the honour of teaching the first workshop “Social Media for Artists” there. While Carrie and [...]Author informationFrithjof PetscheleitFrithjof is the founder of Tweet4ok Social Media Services . He consults with small and medium size business owners on their digital media strategies and provides hands-on training and advice. Aside from building effective websites, blogs and other Social Media platforms Frithjof is an experienced trainer and speaker on digital media topics. He loves to share and discuss his knowledge on his blog and his Facebook PageTwitterFacebookGoogle More »
Tableau closes Day 1 as a $2.9B public company, up 64 percent / Derrick Harris / May 17 / Tableau had a successful IPO, closing the trading day up 64 percent and raking in $254 million. CEO Christian Chabot says the company is now set to make itself known around the world. More »
The Physical Graph / Matt Mullenweg / May 17 / Wired has a great cover story on Audrey portfolio company SmartThings: In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One. More »
Database startup Drawn to Scale is closing down / Derrick Harris / May 17 / Database startup Drawn to Scale, creator of the SQL-on-Hadoop technology called Spire, is closing down. The company's product, Spire, was one of the first SQL-on-Hadoop technologies. More »
Additional mitigation protocols added to combat botnet load. / Pagely / May 17 / We have implemented additional measures to mitigate the ongoing botnet brute force attack. While we feel we have a handle on the security side of things, the large volume of traffic was adding load to the servers and slowing down the overall user experience We tightened down rules to drop these requests at the network edge... Read It More »
FrogDice, Whoozat, Skyword, AbilTo, Privlo, EnglishHelper, Variable Technologies & Intradiem Raise New Funding / Danielle Morrill / May 17 / Every day dozens of companies file their funding rounds with the SEC, but often these stories go uncovered by the mainstream tech press until they receive a pitch. These filings are public, and often quite interesting if you’re willing to dig into the names of the directors to see what’s cooking. Many of these companies [...] More »
5 Tips for Writing Everyday Emails that Work / Flite Ads / May 17 /
In marketing and sales, we agonize over what to email our prospects. But strangely, we spend almost not time at all thinking about our day-to-day emails with our own co-workers and teams.
You constantly have to conveying your ideas internally, and getting it right is just as important as selling them externally, if not more-so.
It's not only your company's reputation, but your personal brand that gets showcased every time you hit the "send" button. Here are 5 things you can do to be even more successful with your day-to-day communications.
Mirror the recipient’s style
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Blogging Superstars Share Their Secret Sauce: Ryan Guina of Cash Money Life / FinCon / May 17 / Ryan Guina has been running two successful blogs, Cash Money Life and The Military Wallet, for six years. I recently talked to him about how he manages two blogs and his secrets for becoming a successful blogger: How did you get your two blogs started? Why two? I separated from the US Air Force in [...] More »
Finely Tuned Consultant – Alex Vasquez / WP Engine / May 17 / Today, I’m talking with Alex Vasquez, who is one of the awesome folks in the Orange County WordPress meetup group. That’s one of the most active groups on Facebook, in terms of supporting each other’s work, etc, and Alex is a cultural leader of the local community. Alex is doing the lion’s share of his [...] More »
Friday humor: US Senate shows it has its priorities straight… / Simon Black / May 17 / May 17, 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh Well, you have to admit one thing– the United States Senate certainly has its priorities straight. Early last week they passed S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. This bill requires US-based online merchants to charge, collect, report, and pay sales tax to the roughly 9,646 jurisdictions within the Land of the [...] More »
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 17, 2013 / High Scalability / May 17 / Hey, it's HighScalability time:
(Earth sized solar flare, some more flair)
Google I/O to world: Just try to keep up with us. You can't. But go ahead and try. Nah na na na nah...
17 billion: Google Cloud Messaging messages per day with 60ms latency; 1B page views: 500px; 121 billion: edge graph using Titan; 4 billion hours: hours watched on Netflix per quarter; 4.5 trillion: BigTable transactions per month
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AWS is the McDonald’s of the cloud. Who’s the Burger King? / Derrick Harris / May 17 / It's easy to characterize the cloud computing market as being Amazon Web Services' to lose, but that doesn't tell the whole story. McDonald's dominates the fast food world, but life isn't exactly bad for its dozens of competitors. More »
The seven deadly sins of list building: Gluttony / Savvy Blogging / May 17 / The final deadly sin in the canon is gluttony. We imagine gluttons as continuously seeking to fill themselves up – on food, obviously, but as the saying has it, for punishment too. Gluttons can’t get enough of what they inflict on themselves, doing themselves harm in the first place. More »
From Blog Post to Kindle Book [How-To] / SteamFeed / May 17 / Last month we looked at the send to Kindle button for your blog. Then I asked you to find 10 blog posts (of your own) and put them to one side to make into a Kindle book… If you still need convincing about Kindle then take a look at this post about using Kindle for [...]Author informationSarah ArrowChief Blog Coach at Sark eMediaBlogging an issue for you? Social media not quite working how it should be? I'm the creator of Birds on the Blog (listed 3 times by Forbes as a top 100 website for women) and grew into a kick-ass blog coach
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My New Book: Instant Nginx Starter – A Concise Introduction / Martin Fjordvald / May 17 / During the last few months I have been working on a book for Packt Publishing. The book is called Instant... More »
The Cult Aristocracy of Money / Danielle Morrill / May 16 / Today the Pope gave a speech speaking out against capitalism — or the “cult of money” as he calls it — and calling on people of the world to be more altruistic in support of the poor. As an atheist I’m sure you can guess my take on this – don’t take advice from people [...] More »
Is WordPress.com good for blogging? / The Tweaky Blog / May 16 / When you’re deciding on a blogging platform it’s hard to go past WordPress. It’s super powerful, has lots of features and just works. What most people don’t know is that there are two different types of WordPress. Woah slow down, there are two? Yep there is WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Most will know about WordPress.org, the self hosted version that requires purchasing your own web hosting, installing WordPress and pretty much managing it yourself. While it’s great, WordPress.org isn’t for everyone. Many non-technical users prefer to stay away from (...) continue reading → More »
Tableau prices its stock at $31 per share for Friday’s IPO / Derrick Harris / May 16 / Tableau's initial public offering is on Friday, and expectations are high. The company has inspired much of the next-generation analytics space, and how it fares could be telling about just how powerful the data movement is. More »
Merge WordPress Tags Easily and Quickly for a Leaner, Better Site / WPMU.org / May 16 / Do you have a tagging addiction? Learn how to leave it behind and tame your tags. More »
Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results / Danielle Morrill / May 16 / Past performance does not guarantee future results startups, venture capitalists, accelerator programs, the media, individual founders, or anything other part of the startup ecosystem. On the mission to see into the future, there is a tendency to over value the information and lessons of the past. With 20/20 hindsight it seems obvious that things would [...] More »
IMPORTANT NEWSFLASH: US Government seizes accounts of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange / Simon Black / May 16 / NEWSFLASH: In another demonstration that the United States is no longer the Land of the Free, the Department of Homeland Security has just seized the US bank accounts belonging to Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange. This certainly underscores the importance, once again, of diversifying internationally. The Department of Homeland Security issued a seizure [...] More »
I love Distraction-Free Writing / Patty J. Ayers / May 16 / Writing requires focused concentration. For many of us, WordPress’ Edit Post screen is not an environment that lends itself to focused concentration. I don’t think I was aware of how much I didn’t like it until I tried the clean,…Read more ›The post I love Distraction-Free Writing appeared first on WordPress Freelancer Forms. More »
Is this what prosperity is supposed to look like? / Simon Black / May 16 / May 16, 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh As I’ve been traveling across Asia recently, one recurring theme I’ve been seeing are these constant headlines that ‘inflation is under control.’ Across the region, and in fact across the world, the official statistics tell us that inflation is moderate, so it’s OK to continue printing more money. Aside from [...] More »
Paper: Warp: Multi-Key Transactions for Key-Value Stores / High Scalability / May 16 /
Looks like an interesting take on "a completely asynchronous, low-latency transaction management protocol, in line with the fully distributed NoSQL architecture."
Warp: Multi-Key Transactions for Key-Value Stores overview:
Implementing ACID transactions has been a longstanding challenge for NoSQL systems. Because these systems are based on a sharded architecture, transactions necessarily require coordination across multiple servers. Past work in this space has relied either on heavyweight protocols such as Paxos or clock synchronization for this coordination.
This paper presents a novel protocol for coordinating distributed transactions with ACID semantics on top of a sharded data store. Called linear transactions, this protocol achieves scalability by distributing the coordination task to only those servers that hold relevant data for each transaction. It achieves high performance by serializing only those transactions whose concurrent execution could potentially yield a vi More »
MailChimp Killer? WPMU DEV’s new WordPress email newsletter plugin does it all! / WPMU.org / May 16 / We’ve been in the business of releasing WordPress email plugins for a while now, but nothing comes close to this… introducing the all new e-Newsletter, we think you are going to love it. We’ve put everything we can into this to provide you with a truly professional email newsletter setup, including pretty much everything you [...] More »
Savvy Chat 5/20: Affiliate Marketing / Savvy Blogging / May 16 / What are the best ways to make money online with your blog? This week's Savvy Chat will be an affiliate marketing discussion. Making money online - what are the best affiliate programs, who are the best advertisers, and what are the best ways to make money with a blog? Let's discuss it all! More »
Coaching, Mentoring & Guidance / Pagely / May 16 / Abraham Lincoln MAY have said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” While the quote above may not be true, the lessons are. Whether you’re starting a business, creating content, or working for the man every night and day, repeatedly practicing is one... Read It More »
10 Reasons to Love Being an Entrepreneur! / Chris Ducker / May 16 / shareThe post 10 Reasons to Love Being an Entrepreneur! appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs. More »
What are linkable assets and how do they keep on bringing you links? / Majestic SEO / May 16 / In this video lesson, Ken McGaffin and Garrett French explain what a linkable asset is, using real examples from a range of different sectors. Not only do great linkable assets make your link requests much more successful, they also bring you links without even asking. The video is 19 minutes long and there is a [...]The post What are linkable assets and how do they keep on bringing you links? appeared first on Majestic SEO Blog. More »
Analyze Your Small Business Social Media Success With MediaMiser / SteamFeed / May 16 / British Columbia based analytics company MediaMiser is not a new player to the game of analyzing online data. In fact, they have been doing it for the better part of a decade. They are probably one of the greatest companies you have never heard of, supplying analytics tools to companies like YVR (the Vancouver Airport) [...]Author informationSean SmithSean is a retired member of the Canadian Army, with over 20 years in the IT industry, ranging from IT HelpDesk to Social Media consultant. He is a certified Hootsuite Professional and is a recognized Social Media community builder on Vancouver Island and is a regular contributor to the annual Social Media Camp held in Victoria. He sits on several boards in his home town of Campbell River, British Columbia, as communications and promotions director and he is the Managing Partner with That Social Media Guy consulting.TwitterGoogle+LinkedInThe post Analyze Your Small Business Social Media Success With MediaMise More »