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Delete Your Old Tweets

13 Aug

Would you like to clean-up your Twitter feed? Do you have a bunch of old tweets that don’t mean a thing? Try out Tweet Delete to protect your privacy by automatically deleting posts older than a specified age from your Twitter feed. This allows you to delete all your tweets all at once (up to 3,200 tweets), and helps make it easier to delete multiple tweets in one go.

https://www.tweetdelete.net

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New Destination For Art, Culture & Tech News

17 Oct

A unique trait of Web 3.0 is curated content; there is simply too much Internet content and you need experts to point out the best of it. Have you thought of how many blogs there are out there? Notey is a blog search engine. Notey features articles from bloggers around the world offering the best stories in art, technology and design. Read the top stories, take some quizzes and get a new perspective.

http://www.notey.com/

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College Students Today Are Shaping Our World More Than Ever

25 Jan

The college class of 2019 is will be shaping our world. The mobile phone they use on a daily basis is their lifeline. Do you consider it as valuable as they do?

According to recent reports, the incoming class of college students:

  • They are connected
  • They communicate constantly
  • Their digital connections are key
  • Their perspective is global

How is your business marketing planning to catering to their digital needs? If you are looking to keep up on digital trends – check out Pew Research.

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Family photo via Skype?

1 Sep

How do you stay together? Are you a Skype user? I read in Parade Magazine that Skype, the free video message service, started a campaign called Skype Stay Together that asks you how you use their product to do just that. One interesting story focused on how the popular video service was used to create family portraits with members that were scattered across another continent.

Denis is from Uganda and connects with his family via Skype everyday. One day Denis attempted to arrange a physical family portrait but logistically could not schedule it. How do you snap that family portrait with everyone miles away? Why not use Skype?

How to take a family portrait with Skype:
1. Connect parties with Skype
2. Set up camera with timer on tripod
3. Setup projector against white surface / wall
4. Get family to leave a spot open for you in photo and stand in that spot
5. Snap photo

Denis teamed up with artist John Klang to capture pictures of him standing with his family via Skype. You can read more stories about what people do to stay connected. I just thought this was the most innovative one.

Is it real or is it Skype? Read more stories here.
http://skypestaytogether.com/

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Change Your Perspective Everyday

11 Jun

Don’t get stuck in a rut, think differently! You need to change your perspective everyday.

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a training session with Chris D. and he did something extraordinary during the class. Each day he sat in a different spot in the room to get a different perspective. I truly didn’t notice what he was doing until a few days into the class, however his technique peaked my interest. His switching of seats made me think that this philosophy could transcend into many situations.

Ask yourself, why do you sit in the same seat each time you enter a weekly meeting? Why do you take the same way home every night from work? Why do you listen to the same music? Why do you eat at the same restaurants? Are your decisions based on sheer logic or because you are comfortable? You owe yourself the opportunity to switch it up.

In marketing terms, how are you thinking of your customers? Do you ever put yourself in their shoes? Do you look at your website from a mobile phone? Have you ever called into your call center to listen to the consumer experience?  All of these questions lead to the same conclusion, “Are you looking at situation from other perspectives?”

Sit in a different seat. View the room from a different angle. You will be surprised how a simple change can give you a different perspective.

 

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Stat My Web

13 Feb

How good do you know your website? What about your competitor’s? When was the last time you ran a complete diagnostic/check-up on your domain? The other day I was recommended to check out Stat My Web and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The website reminds me of compete.com.

Stat My Web for example provides free detailed stats on:

  • When a website was created
  • Where is it hosted
  • How much is it worth
  • Where it ranks on the web

These detailed stats are displayed in both graphical and text formats. Furthermore, there are a bunch of tools which help in specific analysis of the website. I really liked the organic search terms users are typing in to get to a website. If you are trying to get a leg up on your competition, find out what words they are getting traffic on and add them to your mix.

Find detailed and accurate stats for your own or any other website check out –
http://www.statmyweb.com

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Tweet Tracker

13 Oct

Sarah Kabot, a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, is a contestant on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. As I surfed the Bravo website I came upon a magnificent example of Web 3.0 called the Tweet Tracker.

One of the characteristics’ of Web 3.0 is the need for curated content and Tweet Tracker exemplifies this quality. The app takes all the tweets that are associated with a particular show and streamlines them into one package. Common hashtags are gathered from users across Twitter to centralize the communication. Tweet Tracker makes the experience interactive by giving the messages an 3-D look and feel. Now you can follow you favorite Bravo show’s tweets all in one place.

How do you manage the sheer amount of Tweets in your network? Do you think Tweet Tracker is a good idea?
http://www.bravotv.com/tweettracker

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Web 3.0 – Curated User Experience

9 Oct

I believe with the passing of Steve Jobs is the tipping point that will move us from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Who will replace Steve Jobs? The reality is that no one can replace Steve, but we are using his thought leadership and innovation as a spark of creativity.

Web 1.0 was emphasized by the need for users to establish their space online. Web 2.0 has been classified as giving the power to the people to create, rank and rate their online content. I am officially declaring that Web 3.0 has arrived. This new era is characterized with a strong desire to be guided by experts. Specifically, I see the need for curating content to improve the user experience.

Tim Berners Lee recently stated that Web 3.0 would be the “semantic web” where computers will begin to learn. Tim’s statement emphasizes the fact that users will truly no longer be in charge. Instead users will need increased help either artificially or from more contextual information (curated). This week with the release of IOS5 and the iPhone 4GS, users now will get help from the built-in software called Siri. What signs point to the fact that Web 3.0 is here?

I was asked the question, “Should this new era just be an incremental leap perhaps to a 2.5?” However three distinct changes that are dramatically converging that has pushed this new online era to a head. Social media has added volumes of information into the mix that now as a user, it is difficult for you to tell what is legit. The wired web is now dwarfed by the mobile web with new statistics that have changed the way we perceive the Internet. Technology like the iPad and HTML5 are changing the way the Internet functions and the big players like Adobe are scrambling to keep up. So what does this all mean? Now the Internet is saturated with a diverse sophisticated audience that are accessing it multiple ways and we need help (like it or not).

Three factors that are creating Web 3.0:

  • Too much content online and users need experts to guide them (semantic/curated)
  • Increasing displayed platforms – mobile web versus wired web
  • New technology – HTML5 and tablets like the iPad (the end of flash)

How are you bracing for the three factors in your business plan? I will sharing more examples and elaborating on Web 3.0 as it unfolds.

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