Why Content Creators Are Cutting Content Into Smaller Bits

Why Content Creators Are Cutting Content Into Smaller Bits

March 12, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Lots of people don't have large chunks of time to consume content, but everyone has a little bit of time throughout the day or week. This is why ParisLemon praises the method of cutting content into smaller bits. You see it with major TV shows like Game of Thrones and House of Cards, both of which are considered just as good as films. They're just bite-sized pieces people can consume a little at a time. Some websites even read like books, with each blog update a new chapter for the audience to enjoy. And writer MG Siegler doesn't seem to think

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How Twitter and Facebook Help New Employees

How Twitter and Facebook Help New Employees

March 12, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

According to an article at Quartz, Twitter and Facebook have at least one thing in common. No, it's not that they're both insanely popular social media sites. Rather, they both have great employee training programs. But that wasn't always the case. Apparently, Facebook didn't start training people until 2007. Now the company has Facebook Bootcamp, which is a "seven week on-boarding program for new engineers and project managers. They’re immersed in the company’s code, and start working on projects that end up live on the site within a week of their start date." And Twitter didn't even offer management training until

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Why Some Online Publishers Are Going Back to Print Media

Why Some Online Publishers Are Going Back to Print Media

March 11, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

In a world where so many have proclaimed print media to be dead, some digital publishers are actually going back to print. But according to Digiday, these publishers not exactly dumping their websites. Rather, they're creating print publications, such as magazines, that complement their website. The difference between these newer magazines and the traditional kind is that they are meant to appeal to a niche audience. In fact, some publishers hope readers will collect them, since the reporting, images, and even the paper stock will all be higher quality than the typical magazine. Of course, readers will pay a price for

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Startup Would Look for Cheaper Prescription Drugs

Startup Would Look for Cheaper Prescription Drugs

March 11, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Some startups appeal to only a small group of people, while others profess to help practically everyone at some point. According to an article by Business Insider, RxRevu fits into the latter category. In fact, this startup essentially wants to be the Google of drugs, organizing information about prescriptions. And pretty much everyone uses Google, right? More specifically, RxRevu is a big drug database that makes it easy to see if the prescription a patient has been given is the least expensive. If not, the database will recommend cheaper drugs that are known for being just as effective. Could you benefit from

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How Social Media Helped One Business Owner Early On

How Social Media Helped One Business Owner Early On

March 10, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Want to hear a startup success story mixed with some great style? Check out Fast Company's article on The Red Dress and its social media savvy owner. Years ago, Diana Harbour pursued her dream of opening a clothing boutique, but once her brick-and-mortar locations failed, she turned to the Internet to sell her clothes. More specifically, she turned to Facebook in 2007 - which was fairly early on in the social media site's life. This got her the advertising and customer engagement she needed, without spending money on costly campaigns. The more she involved her customers in the buying process -

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New Technology Could Be Coming to a Bar Near You

New Technology Could Be Coming to a Bar Near You

March 10, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

If you hate having to figure out new ways to get your server's attention when you need more beer at a bar, you'll enjoy the idea that GigaOM recently reported on. Apparently, Buffalo Wild Wings plans to turn its digital trivia network into a way for customers to place food and drink orders, pay for their bill, and ask for a channel to be changed on the TV. This is perfect for those days when you're feeling antisocial or simply not in the mood to try to find your server when the bar is busy. Are you excited about this development, and

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Co-Making Between Brands Needs to Happen More

Co-Making Between Brands Needs to Happen More

March 7, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

If you have eaten a Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco or used Nike+, you have seen firsthand what brands can do when they collaborate. According to Co.Design, this needs to happen more often. The phenomenon is often referred to as co-making, and it has been on the rise lately. The article mentions that "Technologies might belong to companies (because a team of lawyers says they do), but brands belong to people. And the people don’t want more patents. They want products, services, and experiences they can’t get anywhere else." And that's why co-making needs to happen among more companies! What do you

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What Can Facebook Learn from Twitter's Major Presence at the Oscars?

What Can Facebook Learn from Twitter’s Major Presence at the Oscars?

March 7, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

So now that it's apparent that Twitter was the talk of the town at Sunday night's Oscars, the focus turns to Facebook and what the social media giant could have done to get the same type of attention. Check out some of LinkedIn Influencer Dan Porter's suggestions on the matter. One example of what he claims Facebook could do at the next awards show is use Instagram to post pictures of what's going on backstage. They could even livestream the whole show, or encourage the audience to post pictures of themselves as they react to what's happening at the event. Read more

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Ellen's Selfie at the Oscars Put the Spotlight on Samsung and Twitter

Ellen’s Selfie at the Oscars Put the Spotlight on Samsung and Twitter

March 6, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

If you have been online at all since the Oscars aired on Sunday night, you have surely seen the famous selfie Ellen took with several stars. You might know it as the selfie that broke Twitter, since the social media site went down for a few moments as the photo was being retweeted by thousands of people. According to Mashable, some people have reason to believe the selfie was  staged by Samsung, which gave Ellen a Samsung Galaxy Note to play around with while she hosted the Oscars. Whether the whole thing was staged or not, she certainly made good use

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Consider a Simple Time Management Tip

Consider a Simple Time Management Tip

March 6, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Are you struggling with time management? Whether this has always been a challenge for you or is just a recent problem, LinkedIn Influencer Greg McKeown strives to solve it for you in his latest article. If you can relate to his story about his fairly successful friend who struggles with the concept of not checking email or social media sites, maybe you can benefit from his advice. Essentially, it consists of making a to-do list of your top six priorities for the next day, and then crossing out all but the first one. First thing the next morning, you need to

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