Year: 2013

Blogging for quantity and quality

Earlier this year when the one-man-powered thisiscolossal.com announced that he was going full-time with his site, I became convinced that for a blogger to make a living off his site is to publish at least two blog posts per day. Christopher Jobson publishes about two to four posts about fantastic art per day on thisiscolossal.com. …

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What’s happened to blogging in the past 12 years?

Blogs used to be the central place for people to share points of view. Status updates have moved to facebook. Link sharing has moved to twitter. Photo sharing has moved to instagram. What is left for blogs is a place to spread corporate agenda. Why? Chris Thilk gives four points in his blog post, “Blog writing …

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Transforming content that is vaporous into something permanent, substantial

Newspaper sites have a problem. They have an immense amount of visitors coming to their site from from google. Sounds like a a good thing? It is. But that’s only half the picture. These same visitors visit one page and then leave. We’ve all done it as readers. If a newspaper site puts all their …

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Why netflix renames “queue” to “my list”

The queue is now called “my list” in netflix. Why would netflix change that term? Six possible reasons why Netflix changed “queue” to “my list”: 1. The general public not know what queue means dictionary.com defines queue as: queue [kyoo] noun 1. a braid of hair worn hanging down behind. 2. a file or line, …

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Six social media plush toys

  I scoured the internet for social media plush toys. This is what I found, Social Media Plush toys.

Twitter button use on the decline

In 2012 20.02 percent of tweets with links to major news sites came from Twitter buttons. In 2013, the usage of the buttons dropped to 12.61 percent Joshua Benton of niemanlab does a great job pulling these stats and offering five explanations why: People are more comfortable manually copying and pasting a link into a …

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Will there be another Twitter?

Our household names of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, Linkedin, and Youtube. Can anyone replace them? David Meerman Scott of webinknow.com says, no. While I certainly hope for the success of the current crop of social media giants, nothing is set in stone. In 2005, we would have said, “there is only one MySpace.” Twitter has …

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Meaning behind the Internet Marketing Tree

My company’s manager posted this infographic on Google Plus: The organization in this graphic is very intriguing. I  wish there would be more insight into the overlap in related areas. Perhaps the fact that some items are roots and some are branches, speaks to the related functions. Also email marketing and social media are very …

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