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Pinterest Referral Traffic Statistics Welcome to Shareaholic’s Referral Traffic Report. According to our findings based on aggregated data from more than 200,000 publishers that reach more than 260 million unique monthly visitors each month, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google Plus, LinkedIn and YouTube combined. The report doesn’t show all referral sources – there are hundreds of thousands – but it does shed some light on where some of the most talked about websites stand. Key Takeaways:
Creating a successful online strategy: The 5-step digitalroadmap process Martin Zwilling recently noted in a Forbes review of “The Digital Dollar” that “The route to success is not a random walk.” He further notes that, “From a strategic perspective, all the above should start with an overall digital roadmap, where you define your goals, outline the steps required, and articulate your success measurements.” This article outlines one proven method of creating an online strategy through the “digitalroadmap” process found in “The Digital Dollar: Sustainable Strategies for Online Strategies.” The key components of roadmap building are reviewed together with insights, tips and advice including the “must haves” to review or get started on your process. “Must have” prerequisites Successful online strategies are created when you have the following in place:
FAQ: What's the difference between a gyro and an accelerometer? Do I need both? [Marc Ramsey gave a fantastically clear and concise answer to a question that's asked here every week, so I'm going to reprint it here with some slight edits as a FAQ that we can link to from the front page.] Q: What's the difference between a gyro and an accelerometer? Do I need both? Badges What is a Badge? badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: Dictionary.com) A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest.
Facebook - The Complete Biography An in-depth profile of Facebook, written by Mashable contributor Sid Yadav and edited by Pete Cashmore. Image credit: Bryan Veloso. Facebook is the second largest social network on the web, behind only MySpace in terms of traffic. Primarily focused on high school to college students, Facebook has been gaining market share, and more significantly a supportive user base. Since their launch in February 2004, they've been able to obtain over 8 million users in the U.S. alone and expand worldwide to 7 other English-speaking countries, with more to follow. A growing phenomenon, let's discover Facebook. This Open Source Digital Condom Will Literally Shock You The condom has hardly changed in a hundred years, which is pretty ridiculous if you consider how few people actually like the damn things. A lot of people, in fact, are so unhappy with the timeworn rubber, they eschew using it at all—a problem a couple of researchers out of Georgia Tech think can be solved with electronics. Fraz Peer and Andrew Quitmeyer created a prototype of an open source, digital condom that's literally wired with electrodes along the side of the sleeve and hooked up to a microcontroller for power. The device creates electrical impulses along the shaft to mimic the pleasurable sensation that is dulled by traditional condoms.
A Checklist for Evaluating Gamification Platforms Conventional wisdom has it that sales people love competition. They want a challenge, beat their friends and colleagues, and be on top of the leaderboard. And sales managers constantly use carrots and competition, because this is what “motivates" sales agents. history – Company Our company has packed a lot in to a relatively young life. We’ve captured some of the key milestones in Google’s development. Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford. (Larry, 22, a U Michigan grad, is considering the school; Sergey, 21, is assigned to show him around.) Computational sociology Computational sociology is a branch of sociology that uses computationally intensive methods to analyze and model social phenomena. Using computer simulations, artificial intelligence, complex statistical methods, and analytic approaches like social network analysis, computational sociology develops and tests theories of complex social processes through bottom-up modeling of social interactions. In relevant literature, computational sociology is often related to the study of social complexity. Social complexity concepts such as complex systems, non-linear interconnection among macro and micro process, and emergence, have entered the vocabulary of computational sociology. A practical and well-known example is the construction of a computational model in the form of an "artificial society", by which researchers can analyze the structure of a social system.