This is just getting weird… The truly amazing thing about this is just how pedestrian the NSA’s efforts are – according to NRC, they’re essentially running the same kind of phishing scams with false email requests that you’ll see from any other purveyor of malicious software. As an example, NRC points to how the British … Continue reading Stranger Than Fiction
Don’t read to the end if you have had dogs like my Schaefer or now Willie and Waylon in your life 🙂 You love your dog. Does your dog love you back? Is the love that an owner feels for her dog reciprocated? That’s the question that a group of Swedish and Danish researchers wanted … Continue reading Does Your Dog Love You?
I like this approach… I’ve been using it somewhat regularly here but need to be better about posting things like images or bookmarks here first and then letting them go out to the silos. Networks like Instagram are still hard to do, but Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus are pretty easy. POSSE is an acronym/abbreviation … Continue reading Bringing Back the Blogs
Good read… The demand for commodified authenticity is an expression of consumers’ nostalgia for a never-existing time when one had total control over the development of one’s identity. That sort of authenticity has always been a fiction, but the very real existence of goods that signify authenticity masked that fact. Consuming authentically could seem to … Continue reading Commodified Authenticity and Social Media
Split testing is incredibly important as all good marketers know. A/B split testing on mobile is extremely important as more marketers are realizing in 2013 and definitely into 2014. I came across this webinar this morning and thought I’d share as it’s always a good idea to hear tactics from others to improve conversions (especially … Continue reading A/B Testing for Mobile Websites Webinar
Interestingly enough, Sony has been a great study for how businesses (large and small) can leverage Pinterest to drive traffic and revenue back to a site. Sony has done a great job of not just community evangelization and using Pinterest as a place to engage current and potential customers, but they have also successfully cross … Continue reading Pinterest Suggestions from Sony
Twitter quietly rolled out a huge and needed update to its developing analytics offering for businesses using its ad system to promote tweets and accounts. Google obviously rules the roost when it comes to advertising on the web, but as Google continues to try and find its own footing with the Hummingbird update to better … Continue reading Twitter Rolls Out Great New Analytics Update
Make sure to check out the cheat sheet at the bottom. Math is pretty awesome when you use it… Many contestants fail to win anything on The Price is Right, of course. But as I watched the venerable game show that morning, it quickly became clear to me that most contestants haven’t thought through the … Continue reading How to Win on Price is Right Using Math
After being an Instapaper user and fan for so long, I held out on Pocket for as long as possible. However, over the past year, Pocket has become one of my most-used apps and a go-to place for my workflow. While I’ve been using Feedly for something close to this new functionality, it will be … Continue reading Pocket 5.0 Update
Weird. Just bought Merianna one on Monday night and was planning to go pick one up for myself today… Retailers everywhere have stopped selling the new HP Chromebook 11, effective immediately. Best Buy store managers were sent a memo which read, in part, “Stores should stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 effective immediately”. This removal … Continue reading HP Chromebook 11 Now Unavailable
Reads like one of those quotes that you’ll eventually see in the authorized auto/biography of Gates in a couple of decades (if he doesn’t cure death first)… We work to draw in not just governments but also businesses, because that’s where most innovation comes from. I’ve heard some people describe the economy of the future … Continue reading Bill Gates on Catalytic Philanthropy
Wasn’t that called Raiders of the Lost Ark with Indiana Jones? The Temple Run movie would tell the story of “an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. via Warner Bros. developing Temple Run movie adaptation | Polygon. Continue reading Temple Run Movie?
Parker’s Back is still one of my favorite stories, and I’ll definitely be picking this up: She sensed that the act of creation in both was not her own. “My dear God,” she wrote, “how stupid we people are until You give us something. Even in praying it is You who have to pray in … Continue reading O’Connor’s Prayer Journal
While tools like Storify have been doing something similar to this, Twitter’s newly unveiled custom timelines feature could be incredibly popular (and valuable for your business): Starting today, we are introducing the ability to create custom timelines in TweetDeck. Custom timelines, which were just announced, are a new type of timeline that you control by … Continue reading Twitter Learns from Pinterest
Great analysis… What happens when the Christian faith is reduced to a single story? In the mid-19th century you get slavish support for the institution of slavery. In the early 21st century, you get an all-white, all-male institution preparing pastors for leadership in all-white, male-led congregations. via Don’t blame Al Mohler, it was God’s idea. Continue reading The Danger of a Single Story
Google’s new Hummingbird engine for search is finally starting to give us some clues as to what Google is prioritizing in its algorithms now (mainly mobile and contextual). Here are a couple of good sources and videos for you to ponder while you plan out your site’s marketing strategy. Both links and social signals are … Continue reading Google’s Hummingbird and the Importance of Social Signals
Still amazing to watch all these years later (start at min 24 for a glimpse of pure joy if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing): I can’t believe the iPod is twice the age of my oldest child, but I’m glad she’s growing up in a world of music sharing and discovery … Continue reading The iPod is 12
My pal Wayne Porter and I got into a fun spat almost seven years ago about what web 2.0 meant for marketers. We had a similar “what’s next” private convo on Facebook a couple of nights ago regarding Twitter’s very successful IPO. Seeing Twitter hit the mainstream over the last few years and now being … Continue reading What’s After Web 2.0?