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Beyond Facebook: The Rise Of Interest-Based Social Networks Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Jay Jamison, a Partner at BlueRun Ventures, who focuses on early stage mobile, consumer and enterprise investments. He also serves on the boards of AppCentral, AppRedeem, Foodspotting, and Thumb. You can follow Jay on Twitter @jay_jamison or read his blog at With the pending public offering of Facebook anticipated to be the largest tech IPO in history, it’s an interesting time to think about where we go from here. But while some may pronounce that Facebook is all the social we’d ever need, users clearly haven’t gotten the memo. The numbers tell the tale around users’ appetites for these new interest-based social networks. On Thumb, a community for instant opinions, user engagement has mushroomed in its short history. What accounts for the fast growth of these interest-based social networks, and what does it mean for Facebook’s future? Both. Excerpt image credit

DIY Peppermint Candy Bowls OMG OMG OMG – GAME CHANGING DIY CRAFT!! You don’t hear that sentence often. Last week I saw the most amazing DIY Peppermint Platter from I Gotta Create – I was totally obsessed with it! That’s when I started thinking, I love the platter…but let’s take it a step further – how about a candy bowl! The best part about this craft is that it is BEYOND super easy!! Here is what you need: Here is what you do: Pre-heat oven to 300 degreesPlace silicon baking liner or parchment paper on baking sheetLay one mint in the center of the baking liner. WAIT, WAIT, WAIT – now I am totally obsessed with making things out of Peppermints – check out these Peppermint Candy Shot Glasses!!! Looking for some other easy DIY gifts – just click on the pictures below:

The Resource for Entrepreneurs. The Female Guide to Getting Lean | BodyRock If you are on this site right now, chances are that you want to gain lean muscle. Building your body is not the easiest thing to do. It takes patience, time, and a lot of effort on your part. But just as with anything else, results will start to show if you keep pursuing. The only way proven to add muscle and curvature to your body is through the act of lifting heavier weights. Lay off the hour of treadmill running and countless repetitions and just into the world of weight lifting. In order to gain muscle mass, you need to focus on two things: heavy weightslow reps Here are typical rep ranges below according to their goals: I personally find myself aiming for 6-8 reps of each workout move when I lift weights. But what if I get big or bulky? As females, our bodies simply do not have enough of the growth hormone testosterone to produce ample amounts of lean muscle mass. Exercise Ever notice that there are no “women exercises” or “men exercises?” So, what should I be doing? Here is mine:

37 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed What better way to end Social Media Week than by catching up on all of the new Mashable digital media resources you may have missed? This week we've covered a special hack to trick out your Pinterest boards, ways for your business to avoid a hashtag disaster and a rundown of the tech skills companies are looking for in the coming year. You'll also find the 10 best digital and tech-related quotes from TED Talks, reasons why Twitter is sexier than Facebook and paradoxes that are shaping the future of mobile commerce. We even had a wedding proposal via infographic on Valentine's Day! Look no further for this week's very best resources on technology and digital culture. Editor's Picks Community Managers Share The Best Apps and Tools For ProductivityCommunity managers from different businesses offer their insight on how to best increase your productivity.Stacy Green, Will You Marry Me? Social Media

30-Day Butt Lift Challenge By Skinny Ms. Looking to show off a bubble butt? Our Butt Lift Challenge will help transition your booty into a plump peach in 30 fun days. The only fee you’ll have to pay with is sweat. And once you’ve paid your way you’ll be able to slide into a pair of jeans and showcase your beautiful behind. This challenge focuses on hitting your glutes relentlessly to force them to tighten and grow. Equipment Needed: yoga mat or soft surface, set of medium weights (8-12 lbs) What to Do: Perform each exercise for 12 reps, alternating sides as needed, resting 30 seconds between each exercise and 1 minute between each round. Beginner’s Level: Complete 2 roundsIntermediate Level: Complete 3 roundsAdvanced Level: Complete 4 rounds Exercises: 1. Prisoner Squats Straight-Legged Deadlifts Dumbbell Squat Jump Squat Standing Glute Kickbacks Reverse Flutter Kicks Plank Glute Kickback Fuel will keep you going throughout this routine.

Vom Beziehungs- zum Interessen-Netzwerk, oder von Facebook zu Pinterest Bei Facebook geht es um Beziehungen zwischen Nutzern und Marken. Kontakte gehören meist zum persönliche (erweiterten) Freundeskreis und man tauscht sich über private und berufliche Erlebnisse aus. Anhand diese verschiedenen Aktivitäten, hat sich Facebook auch zu einem Empfehlungs-Netzwerk entwickelt. Inhalte die meinen Freunden gefallen, könnten auch für mich selbst interessant sein. In vielen Fällen trifft das auch zu, oft unterscheiden sich aber auch die eigenen Interessen, mit den Interessen seiner Facebook Freunde. Genau hier setzt Pinterest an. Aus diesem Grund ist es auf Pinterest auch sinnvoller Boards (Themen) zu folgen, als kompletten Nutzern. Wie Twitter, können Nutzer auch selber viel aus Pinterest ziehen, ohne selber aktiv werden zu müssen. Facebook hat Jahre damit verbracht seinen Open Graph zu füllen und mit den Open Graph Apps, wurde dieses Konstrukt nochmals deutlich erweitert. Sein genanntes Beispiel trifft es auf den Punkt. Evtl. klickt man trotzdem auf diese Links.

Birth Announcements, Invitations, Holiday Cards | Simply to Impress Aggregatore di Offerte di Siti di Deal e Coupon I siti di deal e coupon per approfittare di sconti e offerte stanno ottenendo un successo incredibile,e ormai tantissimi utenti si affidano a questi siti, come ad esempio Groupon e Groupalia, per scovare opportunità di risparmio. Questi siti in genere richiedono l' iscrizione tramite email, in modo da inviare poi regolarmente le ultime offerte tramite posta elettronica, in molti casi con diverse email giornaliere. Quindi se si è iscritti a più siti di Deal c'è il vantaggio di restare sempre informati su tutte le ultime offerte disponibili, ma lo svantaggio di vedere la propria email intasata. Una soluzione per gli appassionati di deal è quella di utilizzare un aggregatore di offerte dei siti di Deal e Coupon, che permette di scoprire tutte le offerte di oltre 30 siti. Quindi si possono impostare le posizioni preferite e per ricevere le offerte più vicine a questi luoghi. Link:

untitled Startup & social media: politiche di comunicazione [HOW TO] La seconda, di tre puntate, per affrontare gli errori più comuni -e le soluzioni- della social media communication ad uso delle startup Abbiamo registrato l’azienda su tutti i maggiori social network e abbiamo almeno un account da gestire per ogni diversa piattaforma. Uploadiamo foto con le nostre app, giochiamo e facciamo check-in. Lasciamo in bacheca citazioni sagge riprese dai guru della Silicon Valley e capita anche di chiacchierare piacevolmente con qualcuno. Le startup usano al meglio i social media? Una settimana fa avevo raccontato in che modo spesso le startup sperimentino il potere della social media communication senza organizzare un minimo di strategia marketing, trovandosi dopo un po’ in situazioni imbarazzanti, tra community da gestire e scarsi risultati di business. In che modo? L’immagine di ritorno sviluppata dai social network: cosa vuol dire “essere in relazione” Palinesti di intrattenimento social: il marketing conversazione La previsione di uno schema di soluzioni

What's a Good PSAT Score for 2015? With all the scoring changes on the redesigned College Board exams, what counts as a "good score" on the PSAT these days? Since College Board still compares your PSAT performance to everyone else's, you can figure out how competitive your score is based on percentiles. Beyond that, what you consider good also depends on your own personal goals. This guide will review the new scoring scale of the PSAT so you'll know what counts as a strong score. First, how is the new PSAT scored? What's the New PSAT Scoring Scale? The new PSAT will be scored on a different range than what's been used until now, with a minimum possible score of 320 and a maximum of 1520. Math will be scored from 160 to 760, and Reading and Writing will be scored together from 160 to 760. Your score report will also give you a more detailed breakdown by section, scoring each one from 8 to 38. Based on the new scoring system, you can tell that you'll need a 760 in both sections for a perfect score of 1520. What's Next?