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Why most Prezi users should be SHOT. Prezi is a great tool full of functions, but if you don’t follow good structure guidelines it can all go terribly wrong….

Why most Prezi users should be SHOT

I admit it sounds harsh to say people should be shot, but actually it’s an acronym for what should be done to most Prezi users: They should be Stopped, Helped or Trained. Why? Read on.. As people start adopting Prezi, many of them forget 2 of the 4 pillars of an effective presentation: Message and structure. What do most people do with Prezi? In this post, I’ll explain how to apply the fundamental presentation concept of message + structure to a Prezi presentation. (And if you are intrigued about how I phrased that last paragraph, read here why it is important to answer the only 3 questions that count!) First, here is an example of what I want you to do… Got it? Prezi is a 3D canvas (surprise!) There are 2 major options for how to present your main message and supporting conclusions.

Now let’s talk dimensions… You can move left/right, up/down and in /out in Prezi. Mz twitter-1.1-sdl. Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms. How Will You Adapt to Technology Replacing Humans? By: Gini Dietrich | September 24, 2012 | My entrepreneurial brain is in fast-forward right now, trying to figure out what happens to human beings as computers replace models, actors, writers, HR departments, and maybe even teachers.

How Will You Adapt to Technology Replacing Humans?

I realize this happened to manufacturing many years ago and humans have adapted, which is why it makes me think about how we’ll adapt and whether or not there is a business I can start that will help us get there. A Few Examples A company here in Chicago, Narrative Science, has created algorithms that tell stories human beings don’t tell. For instance, the play-by-play of Little League games or the financial reporting of the Fortune 500 that Forbes and Fortune don’t report, typically the companies at the bottom of the list.

Augmented reality is creating the opportunity for models to be computer-generated in catalogs and print ads, cutting down on labor costs and time associated with getting the exact, right shot. Forward Thinking. Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter. Twitter rolled out on Tuesday a series of design updates aimed to add more personality to member pages.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter

Photos have been brought to the forefront and room has been made for Facebook Timeline-like cover images. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo first unveiled the updates during morning news program The Today Show — an unlikely stage for a tech company that is continually introducing new features and designs. Since the announcement was coupled with a short segment about Twitter's growth and success, it was likely part of an effort to introduce the platform to a greater audience not yet using the site. SEE ALSO: How to Change Your Twitter Header Image “Today’s changes are all about bringing that personality forward. The company also announced new apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. Behind the Header Photo Member profile photos have been moved from the top left to a spot in the center of the page. How to Add a Header Note: After selecting a picture, you'll need to scale it to size.

Twitter Profile Header Image Template for Photoshop. You may have already heard that Twitter announced the addition of header images for profiles today, but what if you don’t want to just upload a standard 1252×626 header image?

Twitter Profile Header Image Template for Photoshop

Well, I played around with it for a bit and decided to throw together this down and dirty how to and whip up this Twitter profile header image template for Photoshop or Gimp. Let’s talk about the quirks first. The image upload minimum is 1252×626 pixels, but the display is actually 520×260 pixels with a thin dark gray border and rounded top edges. Since you’re not designing at a 1 for 1 size, it will make matching up the rest of the template difficult. See the green example to see what I mean.The profile picture is centered with what appears to be a rounded 4 pixel border. To make things a bit easier, at least for those of you with Photoshop or Gimp, I created this Twitter header template (sample of cheat sheet below). Did you find this helpful?

The developer's guide to mobile frameworks. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer.

The developer's guide to mobile frameworks

It's here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice. In short, If you're serious about web design and development, then net is the magazine for you. Editorial Oliver Lindberg, editor, Ruth Hamilton, production editor, Mike Brennan, art editor, Advertising. Open Source Vulnerability Management Software Threadfix Ready for Production Use CIO. IDG News Service — The first production-ready version of ThreadFix, an open-source software vulnerability management tool, was released Monday by Denim Group, a secure software development firm in San Antonio, Texas.

Open Source Vulnerability Management Software Threadfix Ready for Production Use CIO

ThreadFix was designed to bridge the communication gap between enterprise security teams and software development teams in an attempt to decrease the time required to fix software vulnerabilities. The product can import vulnerability reports from different vulnerability scanning sources and export them to a variety of bug tracking systems commonly used by developers. Companies have gotten pretty good at finding vulnerabilities in their applications, said John Dickson, principal at Denim Group. However, it still takes a considerable amount of time to fix them, he said. Dickson thinks this is partially caused by the diversity of security testing approaches in enterprise environments. What Tools do Community Managers Use? Version Control by Example. The Future of Twitter's Platform Is All in the Cards - Mike Isaac - Social.

On June 29, Twitter VP of Product Michael Sippey posted a foreboding 439-word letter to the company blog, broadly sketching the direction Twitter’s platform is headed.

The Future of Twitter's Platform Is All in the Cards - Mike Isaac - Social

Upon its reception, most of the public attention focused on a single passage, which stated that Twitter will soon introduce stricter guidelines to its developer partners in the coming weeks, limiting the ways in which outsiders will be able to use Twitter’s rich, ceaseless stream of data. This was a big deal. Countless numbers of smaller start-ups rely on access to Twitter’s public-facing feed, using the tweets in their own businesses for any number of reasons. If the terms of access were to be altered significantly, it could impact the livelihoods of thousands. The company didn’t elaborate on what exactly those guidelines would be, and has said little else since.

Naturally, Twitter developers across the Web proceeded to freak out. Therein lies Twitter’s goal: A rich, consistent Twitter experience for every user. Choices. Easily Converse with Your Customers on Twitter Using itweetlive. It’s no secret that social media is an important part of managing a brand’s customer relations and marketing.

Easily Converse with Your Customers on Twitter Using itweetlive

Facebook and Twitter have become popular channels for customers to recommend or trash products and brands, as well as places for brands to connect with their existing and potential customers. Many companies offer tools and services aimed at helping brands leverage this potential. itweetlive, an early stage Israeli startup, has developed an online marketing platform that allows brands to interact with customers and brand advocates on Twitter. With itweetlive, brands can acquire new customers or users, support existing ones, improve engagement and build their community, all with a personal touch yet much faster than it would take otherwise.

You can also set pre-defined searches on Twitter with optional replies for each one. Itweetlive has entered a crowded market, full of tools and solutions for managing, measuring and analyzing a brand’s social impact. 7 Image Search Tools That Will Change Your Life. By Maria Popova What martinis have to do with reverse art lookup and obscure German calendars from the 1990’s.

7 Image Search Tools That Will Change Your Life

Although Google has been playing with some fun image search toys in its lab and the official Google Image Search has recently significantly upped its game, some of its most hyped features — color search, instant scrolling, hover preview — are but mere shadows of sleeker, better versions that geekier, more sophisticated image search tools offer. Here are seven of our favorites. oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse images and products from popular sites like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and Flickr in a highly intuitive way.

You can skim thumbnails related to your search keywords and save search results from different services to a visual bookmark bar at the bottom of your browser screen. Thanks, Amrit! CompFight is a Flickr search tool tremendously useful for all your comp stock image needs but also doubling as a visual inspiration ignition engine. Share on Tumblr. How to Use the New Google Analytics Social Reporting Tool. The new social media reporting tools from Google Analytics provides marketers free social media monitoring and measurement capabilities.

How to Use the New Google Analytics Social Reporting Tool

The new reporting features provide the most value when coupled with Google+. This way, community managers gain insight around off-page activity as Google Analytics and Google+ are happily integrated. Tracking off-site social activity is just one of the cool new features that community managers will be swooning over. Check out the other actionable reports outlined below and discover how businesses can best leverage them to determine the value of social media. This article will cover how to use the new social reporting features inside Google Analytics to help evaluate and measure your social media campaigns. #1: Social Visitors Flow The newly added Social Visitors Flow is a visual presentation of how visitors from social properties are navigating your website.

The chart outlines the top social referrers, the top landing pages and also the page drop-off rate. Windows 8 Looks Awkward on Large Screens. The Windows 8 Release Candidate is out, and I can report that it is a treat. The operating system is coming along nicely, and once Microsoft stomps all its bugs, for tablets Windows 8 is going to be a great product. However, I presume, most Windows 8 machines will be desktops and laptops, perhaps with touch-enabled displays. Thus, the screens that run Windows 8 the majority of the time will be larger than what you find in the average tablet. This is an issue. Today, Engadget snagged images of a large-screened Windows 8 all-in-one, and took pictures of a Qualcomm tablet running the code.

Obviously, the second device is the better looking; Windows 8 fits it. The issue is that Live Tiles, the updating app icons that display information, need space to breathe. This isn’t a small problem, and frankly it’s not one that is immediately obvious until you see Windows 8 on an ample monitor. Sound off in the comments: What is your view on how Windows 8 looks on large screens? Service aims to make your email more efficient and effective. If you had to give up your desk phone or your email, which one would you choose? I'm not "going there" when it comes to asking about mobile phones. Still, this choice is hard to think about, because email is such an integral part of every small-business owner's work existence. Yet, pretty much everyone struggles with inbox chaos and with email's increasingly synchronous nature. As in, many people expect an immediate response -- which is tough when you are actually trying to get something else done.

"People end up responding to about 9 percent of the emails that they receive," said Tawheed Kader, CEO of is one of the Internet service providers aiming to help smaller companies get a better grip on email, by providing templates to help with the creation of repetitive ones and by providing tracking metrics so that you can see who has actually opened something that you have sent. That information can be integrated directly into your CRM service. Has Microsoft Leapfrogged Apple? What a difference ten years can make! Merely decade ago, we were just getting used to the idea that Apple would survive as an independent company. Now it’s the most valuable business in the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, went from being the dominant player with monopoly power to the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.

They’ve seemed to miss every major trend, stumbling, bumbling and putting out inferior products. The funny thing is, among all the failures and screw-ups, Balmer and team seem to have finally put all the pieces together to gear up for a major resurgence. The Rise and Fall of the PC and Wintel The 1990’s were the age of the “Wintel” duopoly. Microsoft and Intel rose to dominance as corporations began to invest in IT and by the end of the decade there was a computer on every desk.

Apple missed out and by the end of the decade was on its last legs. Thus began the first great comeback in of the digital age. The Post-PC World Xbox Live and Kinect Windows 8. Nimble Social CRM Software Nimble. Send Message Menu. Choose from the dropdown menu and communicate any way you like: email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Nimble lets you choose your communications strategy quickly to match where it will have the best chance of being seen, read, or acted upon.

Take Action Menu. There are also a host of productivity tools underneath Take Action menu—all of which tie the Contact to Deals, Activities or meetings you have planned, or serve as a logging device (Note or Activity) for a recently completed call or meeting. As you add any of these messages or actions, Nimble adds them all into the Interactions history. The very desirable outcome of all this is Nimble serving as a 2nd brain… you don’t need to try to remember everything about your interactions, because it’s all saved in one contextually-relevant place that you can access quickly. Social Stream Tab. What is your Contact saying on social media? A List of Lists of why people Love & Hate lists. How to Stop Google, Facebook and Twitter From Tracking You. On the Internet, every site you visit is recorded. There are tools to help block this act, but what does it really mean to be tracked on the Web? And what types of information do companies have about you? Tools by Disconnect literally "disconnect" you from Facebook, Google and Twitter so that these major sites don't keep track of your browsing.

A new tool called Collusion for Chrome shows users all the websites that secretly track you as you browse the Web. How do these tools work, and what are the advantages to using them? "If consumers express increased concern about this kind of tracking," says ESET security evangelist Stephen Cobb, "then we might see the people who do it moderate that behavior. Something like this has probably happened to you: You read about back surgery on some website, and then every page you go to has an ad for a back surgery clinic in Florida.

Google Incognito browsing is not as hidden as it seems. How Disconnect Works Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Five uninstallers that really work. Twitter Hashtags 101: Complete Guide to Discovery and Power. How to Add Multiple Users to a List With One Click! Using Zemanta For SEO Link Relevancy (And Taking Care of Your Neighbor) Social Intranet, Social Email & Documents - On Premise or Cloud. Twitter Dictionary: A Guide to Understanding Twitter Lingo. Speed Up Wordpress From 8 Seconds to 1 Second or Less. 10 Best Wordpress Plugins To Get More Traffic. 445035-1: 21st Century Tools for Efficient Collaboration. Infographics. Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. Is SeeSaw the New Pinterest for Twitter? Chirpaloo™ - Social Media Analysis and Marketing Platform. PostPost - Your Twitter topline and personal Twitter search engine. Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest.