Month: June 2014

GoDaddy’s New Payment Processor with PayPal and Stripe

We’re big fans and users of Freshbooks for our online accounting, invoicing, and payment software. It’s interesting to see GoDaddy teaming up with PayPal, Stripe, and Dwolla to offer their own “Get Paid” solution for people and businesses as a small monthly fee starting at $3.99 GET PAID Everything you need to get paid Get paid …

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What Images Should You Use on Your Website?

Testing is great. Finding a better solution by gathering data is one of the reasons our species has developed and survived. The same is true for solid results on websites, and using tools such as “A/B testing” to determine the best outcome is a worthwhile endeavor for small businesses, churches, community groups, and non-profits with …

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Twitter’s New Mobile Ads

Twitter has long had an advertising component available (especially for small businesses). With their recent acquisition (acqui-hire) of MoPub, a mobile ad network, they are now releasing ads specifically targeted for mobile app users on iOS and Android in the apps category. It won’t take long for Twitter to open up their mobile advertising to …

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Facebook’s Creepy Psychology Study and Implications for Marketing

While Facebook’s recent psychology study on 700,000 of its users feels “creepy,” it does offer a couple of takeaways for businesses and groups looking to use the social network for marketing… Facebook found that the emotion in posts is contagious. Those who saw positive content were, on average, more positive and less negative with their Facebook …

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Generation Sell

After reading this study on how 60% of Gen Y professionals think they’re entrepreneurs (found via Jim Kukral‘s Facebook post), I remembered an “old” post from 2011 that described the millennial generation (born in late 70’s up to ’90) as “Generation Sale.” A little googling helped me find the NY Times piece. It’s a spot …

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Edge of Empires at Dura Europos

Finally got my copy of Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos. It’s a fascinating and beautiful book (I actually took some of the photos in there during my time at Yale University Art Gallery when I worked on digitizing our amazing Dura Europos collection). I could literally go on and on …

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Importance of Crisis for Humanities

We religion majors don’t do so bad, either… Defying all conventional wisdom and their parents’ warnings, most English majors also secure jobs, and not just at Starbucks. Last week, at the gathering of the Associated Departments of English, it was reported that English majors had 2 percent lower unemployment than the national rate, with an …

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