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The Value of Data Visualization. Everything a Marketer Should Know About QR Codes. Barcodes, QR codes, readers, 2D barcodes (have you ever seen a 3D barcode?).

Everything a Marketer Should Know About QR Codes

There’s a lot of debate in the marketing world about just how useful these scan-able images can be for businesses. Opinions range from “who would waste their time using those?!” To “I just don’t think marketers have figured out how to use them yet.” What the Heck Is a QR Code? QR stands for quick response, and barcodes are nothing new. Even though the mass market has yet to fully embrace them, there are multiple reasons why local businesses should be embracing QR codes now as part of their mobile marketing strategy. QR Codes Can Help You Stand Out From the Crowd Differentiating your business from your competitors is definitely a marketing 101 lesson.

Boston Photobooth Rental is a local shop that rents photo booths for all sorts of occasions. QR Codes Let You Target Consumers On the Go Retailers, don’t you wish there was a way to interact with customers on the go? The Path From A Social Brand To A Social Business. Apple Won't Buy Twitter, But Google Might. M360 Digital News. Here's How People Look at Your Facebook Profile. When potential dates, employers and friends glance at your online social profiles, what do they see?

Here's How People Look at Your Facebook Profile

EyeTrackShop, a startup that runs eye-tracking studies for advertisers, helped Mashable find out by applying its technology to the profile pages of popular social networks. The study used the webcams of 30 participants to record their eye movements as they were shown profile pages from Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, Klout, Reddit, Digg, Tumblr, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Pinterest at 10-second intervals. What participants looked at on each page and in what order is recorded in the images below. It's not a perfect study. Thirty is a small sample size, and what draws attention on a profile likely varies depending on the content displayed. Profile pictures matter. Take a gander at the results of the study in the gallery below, and let us know your own observations in the comments.

Dropbox for Windows and Mac Updated with Auto Photo Uploading and Up to 3 GB of Free Space. I maxed during the beta testing.

Dropbox for Windows and Mac Updated with Auto Photo Uploading and Up to 3 GB of Free Space

Have uploaded 1.35GB and nothing. I know the support page says: "For Our Advanced Users If you were lucky enough to be included in our Camera Upload early beta testing period (from February 2nd, 2012 to February 23rd, 2012), either on the desktop or on Android, you are still capable of earning up to 5 GB instead of the standard 3 GB. Thank you so much for your help! " ...Maybe they should clarify. But hey... it [was] something! Thanks for that. Looks like I'm on board with your plan - to quote Tommy Boy: "And that's when the whores come in. " How Introverts Can Become Better Innovators - Francesca Gino - HBS Faculty. By Francesca Gino | 11:33 AM April 20, 2012 Whether you are trying to create a new product, solve problems more effectively, become the most successful company in your industry, or find creative ways to meet your customers’ needs, innovation is likely one of your most critical objectives at work.

How Introverts Can Become Better Innovators - Francesca Gino - HBS Faculty

But a factor often overlooked may get in the way of your expressing and implementing your excellent ideas: You are an introvert. About 50% of U.S. residents are introverts, according to a study by psychologists Stephan Dilchert and Deniz Ones. What are the signs that you are one of them? Introverts have a tendency to be drained by social encounters and energized by solitary activities.

When it comes to generating innovative ideas, introverts and extroverts may be on par. But compared to extroverts, introverts may be more open to others’ creative ideas. The rise of Generation C…and what to do about it. InShare417 I recently had the privilege of presenting at the GDOL Digital Talkfest in Istanbul.

The rise of Generation C…and what to do about it

The focus of the event was very much in line with my current work. GDOL tracks the new generation of consumers who do everything online and the impact they now have on popular culture, society and ultimately business. I refer to this generation as Generation-C. Prior to my trip, I met with Capital Magazine for an in-depth interview. Here’s the full interview, unabridged…Sit back. 1-What is the formula of success in social media? There is a great myth that a winning formula exists for success in social media. Perhaps businesses should ask another question…what do successful customer relationships and experiences look like in social media? The formula for success in social media begins with first defining what success is and how it will be measured. To help, there are 5 Ways to develop a strategic social media presence.