Instigators are the drivers of actions and conversations, and it’s down to one...– Social Influencers Are Dead - Long Live the Instigators
Working Tech Mom: Introducing Girls Who Code →
girlswhocode: We are excited to announce the launch of Girls Who Code, a new organization working to increase the number of young women entering the technology and engineering sectors. Today, just 3.6% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women, and less than 10% of venture…
On the losing end of a 5-4 decision, Justices...
Social media for education →
ibmsocialbiz: The president of Southwestern College , a small graduate institution, explains why he eliminated the development function at his organization and focused instead on using social media, such as this video, for recruitment and admissions. Via HuffPost
Content Marketing Best Practices
Content marketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaContent marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation and sharing of content in order to e…Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare by emailWikipedia0 likes · 0 comments Content Marketing Strategy, Research and “How-to” Advice …The Content...
No pressure, no diamonds.– Thomas Carlyle (via w3edge)
Man Builds Twitter Bot That Humans Actually Like →
Most Twitter users are used to getting unsolicited messages from good-looking strangers — called Bimbots by industry insiders — that lead to work-from-home job scams, porn sites, or illegal pharmaceuticals. But the kind of infiltration that Marra did with his “social bot” was more subtle than that. “Social bot attacks are actually about building a trust relationship,” he says. “So they’re very...
WARM SHOWERS, FRICTION, AND FAILURE: JONAH LEHRER... →
Why do cities survive and companies die? But it turns out that cities and companies differ in one very fundamental regard: Cities almost never die, while companies are extremely ephemeral. As West notes, a cataclysmic hurricane couldn’t wipe out New Orleans, and a massive nuclear bomb failed to erase Hiroshima from the map. In contrast, the modern corporation has an average lifespan of only 45...
1. Design makes all the difference 2. Design the organization 3. The product...– The seven principles of designing insanely great products, from John Edson’s forthcoming book, Design Like Apple: The Seven Principles of Designing Insanely Great Products, Services, and Experiences. (ᔥ Thought You Should See This)
fetchworthy notes: Documents are dead, long live... →
fetchnotes: This was originally written by one of our users, Nick Reynolds. You can find the original post on his blog, Sparkspring. I’ve been using a note taking app called Fetchnotes which is forcing me to rethink how documents work, or rather don’t work. Historically and even in today’s world of…
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.– Aristotle
Social Media Cheat Sheet →
soupsoup: I started a public document on Google which I shared hoping people would add their own tips about best practices for Social Media when it comes to news gathering and distributing news. I decided to post it here as well in its current form. If you’d like to add your own tips, click the link above. Twitter Build lists of sources using Twitter lists. Use this to get ahead of your...
Cloud isn’t just a more powerful engine in the same old car– Cloud is a state of the business, not just IT — Cloud Computing News (via fredericwilliquet)
Stowe Boyd: Why Yammer Deal Makes Sense →
stoweboyd: Yammer has agreed to a $1.2B acquisition by Microsoft, as was rumored yesterday. The work media, or enterprise social networks, marketplace is exploding. In December, Forester forecasted that work media will grow at a compound annual rate of 61% through 2016, reaching a market size of $6.4…
kottke.org: A chronology of computers from... →
jkottke: From Ptak Science Books, a list of every different kind of computer ever made. Ok, I’m sure not every single kind of computer ever made is on there (the list only goes to 1988 for one thing), but it is a very extensive list. Some highlights: Zuse, Z1, Germany, 1938 Bletchley, Colossus Mark I,…
A good curator is thinking not just about acquisition and selection, but also...– Joanne McNeil in What We Talk About When We Talk About “Curation” (via explore-blog)
Economists (including at least one in my PhD graduating class) have often tried...– Noah Smith on what college is for. (↬ Marginal Revolution) Really? I don’t see any of these being exclusive to the college environment or unattainable from a job.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write...– Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac. 1960 (via ingridrichter) A great quote. (via parislemon) Love this. (via morganb)