The All New Post Formats in WordPress 3.6 / WPMU.org / May 21 / Post formats are set to get a major shake up in version 3.6 of WordPress. And it will be hard to miss them - post formats will be smack bang above the editor, all in a neat row of large icons. More »
5 goals to set when attending a business event / Savvy Blogging / May 21 / With the 2013 Savvy Blogging Summit looming ahead next month, many of you are focused on confirming travel plans, planning your attire, or just trying to make sure the family will survive while you are away. More »
How to invest in Myanmar / Simon Black / May 21 / May 21, 2013 Hong Kong [Editor’s note: Sovereign Man’s Chief Investment Strategist Tim Staermose is filling in today while Simon is en route to the United States.] Myanmar is among the hottest “frontier” investment markets today. The country is going from an authoritarian regime to democracy, from a conflict situation to a situation of relative [...] More »
Something is Rotten in the State of WordPress / WPMU.org / May 21 / To the vast majority, WordPress is the poster-child of the open source world. With over 65 million sites worldwide, 52% of the top 100 blogs on the web and ~17% of the top million websites out there, it’s the ultimate tale of how a community driven project with a open source free-for-all GPL2 license can beat [...] More »
4 Ways to Create Pinterest Images that Get Shared / SteamFeed / May 21 / A compelling Pinterest image will not only attract attention to your pins, but also encourage users to click through for more information. Some of the reasons a user might be interested in clicking on your image: Find additional details about your service or product after viewing your image Purchase a product Follow a call-to-action to [...]Author informationRebekah RadiceRebekah is a social media strategist, content developer and trainer that has been actively involved in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries for over 18 years.
Rebekah believes that social media has transformative powers when it is used correctly and integrated in to a strategic marketing plan.
Rebekah manages socia More »
You Are Missing Out On Future Sales Without This Brand Touchpoint / SteamFeed / May 21 / Our businesses are not perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for perfection. It can be easy in day to day tasks of running our business that performance can drop in areas that go unnoticed. In our world where bad customer service has become the norm in many industries, we cannot let our standard [...]Author informationPaul CooleyPaul Cooley is a consultant, speaker, preacher & soon to be author. He is all about breaking the mold to traditional business, branding & life.
Paul helps corporate, small business, entertainment & personal bran More »
Writing with Tone at MailChimp: An Interview / Copy Hackers / May 21 / * Share this interview on Twitter * You’ve wondered how to inject a little personality into your copy… And we’ve talked about writing with tone before (right here). Now you can learn from one of the masters of voice and tone, Kate Kiefer Lee of MailChimp fame. Cuz I sat her down and picked [...]The post Writing with Tone at MailChimp: An Interview appeared first on Copywriting by Copy Hackers. More »
Wiggles of Hope: Yahoo Stock on the Rise, At Highest Point Since May 2008 / Danielle Morrill / May 21 / If you invested in Yahoo the day before Marissa Mayer was announced as the new CEO you’re probably pretty happy right now. The price has climbed from $15.36 per share on July 15, 2012 to close at $26.58 today – a 73% gain. For long suffering employees with underwater stock options and shareholders waiting for [...] More »
Cross-screen marketing and advertising is ready for a boom / Flite Ads / May 20 /
Business Insider just released a new report titled Why Cross-Screen Marketing Will Be a Game-Changer for the Mobile Industry. The report is just the latest indication that cross-screen marketing is ready for a boom.
The news that mobile is on the rise is by no means new, but what is new is the growing number of consumers who switch from screen to screen when completing a task — for instance 67% of consumers shop online on two or more devices.
“We already habitually move across four screens (TV, PC/Laptop, Tablet, Phone), and t More »
New algorithm maps cancer cells like nodes on a social network / Derrick Harris / May 20 / A group of researchers from Columbia and Stanford have created a method for turning complex cellular datasets into visualizations that map the similarities between tens of thousands of cells within a tissue sample. More »
Video Wrap-Up: Predicting Trends to Create Killer Content / FinCon / May 20 / Kelly Whalen of The Centsible Life, Melanie Nelson, and Kelly Kinkaid are some very busy bloggers. In addition to running successful blogs, each one has created a media-savvy internet career by combining their interest in money issues with their writing skills. At FinCon12, these three social media and blogging experts shared their insights on how [...] More »
Protecting WordPress from Dangerous Clients / WPMU.org / May 20 / Keep clients from tinkering with themes and plugin code by implementing this quick fix. More »
You Shouldn’t Start an Ad Tech Company, But if You Do… / Redpoint Ventures / May 20 / I started working in ad tech in 2005 and during the past eight years, the ad tech ecosystem has progressively become more sophisticated, competitive and oligopolistic. It’s hard to innovate in ad tech. But if you’re looking to start a company in the sector, you’ll need to amass proprietary data or develop a market place [...] More »
Getting EC2 Sizing Right with Comprehensive Performance Metrics / Cloudyn / May 20 / To ensure that your EC2 instances are properly sized in accordance with your real needs, clear and comprehensive insight into your EC2 performance metrics is a must. CloudWatch is a great Amazon service providing basic performance metrics on running instances. … Continue Reading > More »
Do We Need to Fire the Entire Financial Advice Industry? / Money Mustache / May 20 / Ahh, Financial Media. It is a key cog in today’s ever-churning news machine, because hey, who isn’t interested in money? Everyone has a go at it, from the tanning-salon-smile hosts of the regional news shows reporting the daily close of the Dow index, up to the Ph.D. credentialed economists who debate economic indicators and fiscal [...] More »
Don’t Fall Prey to Hackers With This Super Secure Tip / WPMU.org / May 20 / Don’t let users make your site vulnerable with weak passwords. More »
The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars / High Scalability / May 20 /
It's being reported Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. You may recall Instagram was profiled on HighScalability and they were also bought by Facebook for a ton of money. A coincidence? You be the judge.
Just what is Yahoo buying? The business acumen of the deal is not something I can judge, but if you are doing due diligence on the technology then Tumblr would probably get a big thumbs up. To see why, please keep on reading...
Alteryx raises $12M to make predictive analytics user-friendly / Derrick Harris / May 20 / Analytics provider Alteryx has raised another $12 million as it tries to make statistical analysis a more consumer-friendly experience. More »
Let them eat… insects / Simon Black / May 20 / May 20, 2013 Hong Kong In what may go down as one of the most obtusely out-of-touch policy memos ever written, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recently released a paper entitled “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security.” http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e.pdf For 171 pages, the paper argues for insect-based diets, explaining why governments [...] More »
Do You Have To Be An Expert Or Guru To Succeed Online? / David Risley / May 20 / Does it sometimes seem as if only the experts or gurus are making any money? When you think about what to blog about or what niche to get into, is your first thought about what you know and what you’re an expert in? Many people think so, and the unfortunate side effect is that many [...]The post Do You Have To Be An Expert Or Guru To Succeed Online? appeared first on Blog Marketing Academy. More »
To Be A Leader Means More Than Just A Title / SteamFeed / May 20 / When you hear the word “leadership,” the images that come to mind are mighty men and women who held grand titles and positions – the Churchill’s, the Patton’s, the Thatcher’s etc. Leader is not a title one would give themselves if they’re not in a position of great power. Many feel to be a leader [...]Author informationJennifer OlneyFounder and CEO at #bealeader™Jennifer is the Founder and CEO of GingerConsulting which is the parent company of #bealeader™. Jennifer brings over 20 years of real world leadership experience to the table. She has been leading her own company and working with organizations from Maryland to San Jose, CA by leading teams in marketing and business development. As a progression of her journey, Jennifer founded #bealeader™ to move the conversation forwar More »
Bad Outreach Examples – How Not to Secure a Guest Blogging Spot / SteamFeed / May 20 / If there’s one part of content marketing that really makes my workmates and I cringe, it’s that awkward moment when one of us receives an outreach email for a completely unrelated guest blog subject. I’m talking as unrelated as cat food is to the health and beauty industry (at least I think so anyway – [...]Author informationCharlotte VarelaDigital content marketer at Tone AgencyCharlotte Varela is a digital content marketer for Tone Agency, a web design and inbound marketing agency based in (not so) sunny Lancashire, England. After graduating from university with a degree in Creative Writing, Charlotte found her calling in the world of social media and content creation. Quickly learning that customer service and lead nurturing is about much more than incessant sales pitches, she now thrives on creating compelling and origina More »
Project Decor Raises $5M for Social Home Decorating / Danielle Morrill / May 20 / In a regulatory filing Project Decor revealed they have raised $5M in venture capital, which includes investment from Launch Capital. The company was founded in September 2011, and previously raised $1.6M in March 2012. Project Decor is cofounded by Andy Appelbaum, Cliff Sirlin, and Aaron Wallace. CEO Appelbaum is a well-known New York angel investor [...] More »
BitWall - Winner of the 2013 Bitcoin Conference Hackathon / Coinbase / May 20 / Congrats to BitWall, winner of the 2013 Bitcoin Hackathon. BitWall was engineered by (fellow Duke alum and former Visa employee) Nic Meliones and Ankur Nandwani (engineer at Lookout).
The idea was simple - a paywall for content (say, an online article or video) using Bitcoin as the underlying payment mechanism. Where the “Pay $0.05 to read this article” model didn’t previously make sense due to ~$0.20 base credit card fees, Bitcoin allows quick and crisp monetization. We think this is a major area where Bitcoin can help media content providers, especially on mobile where monetization is harder to achieve.
It was great to see the vast majority of teams at the Hackathon using the Coinbase API to get projects off the ground and working in just one day.
Congrats Nic and Ankur! More »
Two Methods For Brand Managers To Analyze Campaign Performance / Flite Ads / May 20 / Source: blog.bufferapp.com
The amount of data that can be tracked online is overwhelming.
If we focus purely on rich-media display advertising, there are a slew of metrics you can track. These include video play times, interaction rates, tab clicks, scrolls, hovers, and the list goes on.
Assuming that your sources of data are accurate, the amount of data isn't an issue.
The issue is 1) deriving insights from an overwhelming amount of information and 2) deciding how to apply those insights to your business right now.
Why are these issues important to consider?
As a brand mana More »
On Yahoo-Tumblr / Matt Mullenweg / May 19 / It now looks pretty certain that Yahoo has pulled off a deal to buy Tumblr for 1.1B. The relationship between WordPress and Tumblr has always been pretty friendly: Tumblr’s own blog used to be on WP, WordPress.com supports Tumblr as a Publicize option alongside Twitter and Facebook, our Akismet team sends them daily emails of […] More »
Data Mining Techniques to Predict Survival of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients / Joshua Datko / May 19 / Last quarter for my Advanced AI class, I performed some machine learning experiments on the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. It was my first in-depth study using machine learning and I was particularly primed for the topic having just read The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. While Nate does not specifically […] More »
oh-my-zsh and fun with fonts / Joshua Datko / May 19 / After viewing this slideshare on the Z shell (zsh), I decided to give it a spin. As recommended in the presentation, I went ahead and setup oh-my-zsh as well. At first, it was a bit awkward moving around, I mean the cd completions happen under the prompt! But then I cd‘d to a git directory […] More »
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 ra More »
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 in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily and many other publications online and offline and is frequently interviewed by those who want to connect more deeply with their customers in meaningful ways.TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe pos 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+LinkedInThe post Selling Art With Instagram? appeared first on SteamFeed.
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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 »