Robert Babak Rowshan
Reddit: the front page of the internet. 'It is not in the American national interest to go to war against Iran anytime soon' So I ran into a friend who knows a lot about U.S. policy and Iran . THIS JUST IN! Sloths in onesies! Netflix, Please Don't Go Cable. I Double-Derp Dare You. What, are you chicken?
Go ahead, lick the window. Cute Overload :D. FileHippo.com - Download Free Software. Google Voice Founder Sets His Sights On VoIP Once Again. Odd Anomalous Facts about the Human Mouth. Chartbeat’s New Features: Up With Engagement, Down With Linkbait. Chartbeat is going to be launching a new version of its real-time analytics service in a few weeks, and I got a sneak peek earlier today.
The big theme: looking beyond pageviews. You can see a screenshot of the main Chartbeat dashboard above. Specifically, it’s the Chartbeat page for venture capitalist Fred Wilson’s blog, because apparently he doesn’t mind sharing. Elements of the interface might change (Chartbeat’s Lauryn Bennett and Alex Carusillo kept telling me, “Don’t fall in love with anything.”) but if they do, the basic functionality will remain the same. Don’t draw attention to your community’s weaknesses. Movie-Vault does a great job at highlighting its weaknesses.
Take a look at the homepage; as of Wednesday January 11th, in the left column we see 67 RSS readers and 55 Twitter followers. In the articles section, we are repeatedly reminded that nobody is commenting on the articles -there are four articles all with a large button proclaiming ’0 Comments’ (apart from one article lucky enough to attract the attention of a spammer). Australia’s Leading Renewable Energy Company – Hydro Tasmania – Completes Cisco Connected Grid Implementation at Tasmania’s King Island Power Station. Cisco Australia has been working with Logica on a major upgrade to the communications network at Tasmania’s King Island power station.
King Island is a small island approximately halfway between Tasmania and the Australian mainland and the upgrade is part of Hydro Tasmania’s AUD$46 million King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP). KIREIP is a project which exists to create renewable energy generation and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. To achieve this, a portfolio of old, new and experimental products are brought together which will increase renewable energy use, deliver reduced carbon emissions, all the while maintaining the quality and reliability of the power supply on the island. Cisco Connected Grid technology has been added to the portfolio of environmentally friendly products used in this initiative.
The Cisco Connected Grid solution includes ruggedized routers and switches that are specifically designed to handle the most demanding energy utility environments. Google Meets Miss Manners, Encourages Searchers To Thank Those Who +1'd Content. DEAR MISS GOOGLE: When I searched for something using your service, I found a friend had +1′d one of the of listings.
What should one do in this case? GENTLE SEARCHER: It’s always polite in these situations to thank your kind friend. In fact, I’ve added a new “Thank” feature allowing you to do exactly this, though Google+. How independent is your online community? A great community manager can build a great online community.
Alumni Scholarship Award Winners: Carrie, Kristin, Catherine — School of Visual Arts — MFA in Interaction Design. The department is proud to announce that second-year MFA Interaction Design candidates, Carrie Stiens, Kristin Breivik, and Catherine Young have received Alumni Scholarship Awards from the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society.
The scholarship is awarded annually, with the reward amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000, to undergraduate and graduate students to support their thesis or portfolio projects during their final year of study. The funding for this scholarship comes entirely from alumni who have established themselves as artists and designers since graduating from SVA. Investing, Raising Capital, Sales Training, and Recruiting with Social Media.
On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Chicago-area investment adviser, Anthony Fields, with fraudulently promoting more than $500 billion in fictitious securities on several social media sites and issued two alerts and an investor bulletins regarding the risks investors and advisory firms face when using social media.
“Fraudsters are quick to adapt to new technologies to exploit them for unlawful purposes,” said Robert B. Kaplan, Co-Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit. How to Ensure Replacement Windows Live up to Efficiency Claims. Home energy savings from replacement windows may be overstated by marketers… Homeowners who replace their existing windows with new energy-efficient ones will be saving energy and helping to reduce heating and cooling costs.
But the home energy-savings claims made by some companies which market replacement windows may be overstated. Window technology has improved significantly in the last 15 years, with new windows offering reduced heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces which help reduce condensation. However, some marketing claims go so far as to suggest that “overall home energy costs will be reduced by up to 50%.” Follow WordPress Development. Steve Jobs’s Reality Distortion Field — [VIDEO. 6 Steps To Get The Most Out Of Your Optimization Team. I would like to start this blog post by stating I am NO Analyst!
However, I am on the front lines, talking to the people contacting FutureNow Inc. and answering their sales related questions. My unique lack of expertise in the day to day analytical reporting allows me to share some insights about what is necessary to begin a Conversion Rate Optimization Engagement, even before your first call with an analyst! Online Checkout Evolves — Pay by Holding Your Credit Card Up to Your Webcam. The Internet will need to see some ID, please. Online payment company Jumio has announced the launch of Netverify: an image recognition technology that allows merchants to remotely scan credit cards and IDs with a webcam or phone. To use Netverify, shoppers hold up a credit card and a driver’s license to their cameras to verify their identification as they’re checking out.
This online equivalent of asking a customer to show ID at the checkout stand is designed to help eliminate credit card fraud, and although the application can recognize and verify an image, no data is stored on the computer. With less hardware than a traditional credit card swiper – and an even more mobile platform than a plug-in device like Square – Netverify can make an online transaction just as personal as a point of sale, but less expensive for the merchants. What will this mean for the social media industry? Would you Expose your Family to Neurotoxins for a Greener Lawn? The EPA is being sued for failing to respond to a 2008 petition to ban 2,4-D from lawn care products… Every year over 4.6 million pounds of the toxic herbicide 2,4-D are applied to lawns, playgrounds and golf courses in the U.S.
Commonly found in ‘weed n’ feed’ products, 2,4-D is an ingredient in Agent Orange which was used as a defoliant during the Vietnam war. And while the EPA has been made aware of the health threats associated with 2,4-D, the agency has been slow to take measures to remove this hazardous ingredient from lawn care products. Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit against the EPA to ban the use of 2,4-D from ‘weed n’ feed’ lawn care products. World Water Day Focus: Carbon for Water. Community Math: Multiplying Employee Power to Fight Global Hunger. Cisco’s 63,000 employees live and work in hundreds of cities globally. Hands On With The New iPad.
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