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8 Open Source Projects from Google


For many Google has become the patron saint of open source, and the number of open source projects Google supports or directly develops seems to increase every day. It is a simple browser bookmark that opens the application within your website, making it easy to create sprites, even if you already have a fully-functioning site in place. 4. Google Refine. SpriteMe.

Open Source is a feature, not a benefit

The Way of the Web

Open source is a wonderful thing. But reading Matthew Ingram’s post last week about the lack of adoption for an open Twitter alternative highlighted the key reason why so few open source projects become mainstream success stories at the level of WordPress or Firefox. Having open code means projects don’t die because one company or one developer quits.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

Seattle-based group of engineers and designers leveraged some of the infrastructure behind Facebook Live  with the goal of building a small, private, livestreaming experience within Messenger. When you want to get together and see and hear each other face-to-face with multiple people, tap on the video camera icon in any group thread to start streaming video.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

farms are turning to Twitter and other social media tools as a support group to share information, gain insights and keep customers informed about changing conditions.  In some cases, farmers are even beginning to use realtime technologies to connect directly with consumers and create new market efficiencies. drought12. Thinking why am I harvesting this stuff but moisture is 15%.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Get color indication of hashtag strength as you type, on Twitter or Facebook; notifications when new hashtags pop up for your topic; and ability to group and compare hashtags. ” — Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal). Showcase reviews:  Express Writers, Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal), Marketing Insider Group (Startup). Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal).

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


Buzztouch : An open source app storage cloud that works with iPhone, iPad and Android. ClubTexting : A texting app that has special features for social groups and nonprofits. The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”. And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social web has opened the communication floodgates. Customers visit to ask questions and share knowledge, finding and sharing answers that power a tight-knit group of brand advocates. To wipe startup costs, check out a free open source solution like phpBB. This is a guest post by Michael Silverman. But good communities are more than support channels. Like this post?

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[INTERVIEW] How the University of Chester’s first-class social strategy gets them to the head of the class


This includes social activity, and it shows the different, shifting patterns among age groups in prospective students and current university. Twitter is the biggest open source of conversation, so for us it’s about being part of the conversation around the university, and academia in general. Read the University of Chester case study here. How does this affect your role?

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. As the CEO and Founder at TalentCulture Consulting Group, Meghan connects talent with technology companies as well as being an accomplished speaker and author.

The Future Of Books And Publishing

Twist Image

Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. facebook group. Episode #279 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. wish more people would read (more) books. In a world of Blog, Podcasts, Twitter , magazines and more, I still get the most value out of reading and thinking about a good book over anything else. With that comes some fascinating lessons for marketers and marketing.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, its time try your hand at tagging. A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. For example, I dont think the world is especially well-served by having three separate forks for open-source, open_source, and opensource.

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How Product Hunt Grew to 140k Fans with Automation, Scheduling, and 8 Twitter Profiles

Buffer Social

The team has even open-sourced this code for auto-adding and scheduling tweets via Buffer. We couldn’t manage so much content going out to specific target groups without a tool like Buffer. The unique way in which they share PH comments as images is all part of an automated tool ( that is open source as well ). Image sources: Unsplash , Pablo , Canva.

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You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Last year I was pretty close in my prediction (I had the code right - just not exactly what the code did - this was all the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins), having got some clues in their open source Javascript SDK that were launched in the code before they were released to developers. An actual Phone based on their Open Hardware initiative? I'd like to respect that.

Is Virtual Reality Finally Ready To Be Social?

Ignite Social Media

React is open source and the WebVR API is steadily being adopted by various web browsers, so we’ll see ReactVR’s use in non-Oculus browsers sometime in the future. Maybe…no, not really. Perhaps. I don’t know. Read on. I’ve been going back and forth on virtual reality’s “has arrived” moment for well over a couple of decades.

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Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

Twist Image

The media struggles to find a figurehead or someone to interview in these self-organized groups and revolutions like the Arab Spring, the Tea Party movement and occupy Wall Street, but because there is no defined "leader" (mostly because these groups are self-organized), they are chastised for not having in place a more traditional (and hierarchical) structure or a seamless message. " The magic of the Internet is that the power of open source has now expanded beyond the borders of software development. Big groups can self-lead. open source.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team


ClickMeeting eliminates the need to conduct physical face to face group meetings allowing for more time to get things done. Your ability to communicate and keep your team working cohesively can be a mountain-scaling, yet necessary task for mastering entrepreneurship and selling online. These tools are the hallmark of the new industrial revolution that is currently taking place in social.

Leverage Multi-Social Media Platforms to Tell Stories

Direct Marketing Observations

So let’s think through that quickly about the multiple platforms that you, me, and your organization can now use to convey your key message themes: Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Forums, Websites, QR Codes, Group Buying sites, and LBS( location based sites)-to name but a few. Multiple media platforms. It’s all about story telling. He’s right. We should tell more stories.

19 productivity and time management apps for 2016


Whether you are working in groups or working solo, Basecamp is laden with tons of useful features to better manage and organize tasks, measure productivity, along with a host of other functionalities. This open source keystroke launcher has been designed to make life simpler by making it possible to launch folders, files, documents, etc. You know what they say, ‘time is money’.

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A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook

Razor Social

You can go live on your Facebook Page, profile or group on your mobile device. If you want to go live from a mobile device, you just open up your status update and select ‘live video’ Facebook live. Recently, they also announced a blue room, which means you can make sure your live broadcast looks and sounds ok before opening it up to the public. The basic setup.

50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Source: HubSpot ). Source: The International Telecommunications Union ). Source: Juniper Research ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Loyalty360 ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Akamai ). Source: Google ). Source: ElectroIQ ). Source: Loyalty360 ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Edison Research ). Source: Pew Research Center ).

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

B2B and enterprise companies aren’t trying to convert millions of individual consumers into customers — they’re trying to convince a smaller group of companies with bigger budgets to buy their products or services. View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments International Management Trainee at Meltwater Group (District of Columbia) Jobs Interested in working in Washington DC for Meltwater News?About About the Meltwater GroupThe Meltwater Group is a privately held software company founded in Norway in 2001 committed to challenging.

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A Brief History of the Evolution of Social Technology

Social Media Marketing

It is from within this technology group that Vic Hayes tweaked the wireless Internet and would become known as the "father of Wi-Fi." He is also a professional writer and blogger, with a particular interest in the open source Drupal platform. The following is a guest post from David Murton. In the year 1888, Heinrich Rudolf Herz generated the world's first radio wave.

An Explicit Link Between PRISM and Social Media Intelligence

Net-Savvy Executive

But several privacy groups and think tanks—including Big Brother Watch, Demos and Privacy International—have voiced concerns that the Met''s use of Socmint lacks the proper legislative oversight to prevent abuses occurring. It''s the details of what they do with it that will make some people uncomfortable. Data is either public or private, and the private space is shrinking.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

As President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group , Rob Enderle is considered one of the most influential technology pundits in the world. Rob England consults on IT management, strategy, governance and practices at Resultex and the DeFine Group. Gil Yehuda is the Director of Open Source at Yahoo! Chris Adams – @chrishadams. in August 2006. Lee Bogner – @LeeBogner.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Be a Source of Relevant Content One way to help community members reach their objectives is to become a great source of content about a topic that they’re interested in. Some examples might be giving members access to special content, access to new information, discounted products, or just access to groups of other members in the community. Have an account? Me neither.

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7 Mind-Numbingly Easy Marketing Changes You Probably Haven’t Made Yet

Convince & Convert

The average email gets opened by 30 percent of your subscribers. Newer popups don’t actually open in a new window, and don’t prevent users from clicking the back button. There’s also a free, open-source alternative with its own rudimentary exit-intent technology. The truth is, you probably already know most of the things you need to know to be a great marketer. percent.

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

When you have a knowledge-based enterprise like the AMA competing in a world of open sourced innovation, a sharing economy, and lateral economies of scale, there are tremendous downward pressures on the costs of information. believe the opportunity to hold up a shared vision as a source of inspiration can power the AMA when dollars cant. There''s a new dude in town.

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4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why


It’s also designed to be open and transparent, using modern software development techniques in its design. users group. access to the Google user group. open source and completely free to use. Concrete5 is available from the concrete5 website and is open source, so it’s free. This guest post is by Matt Setter of moving hosts.

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What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments Freelance Social Media Consultant at CareerBuilder (Chicago, Illinois) Jobs CareerBuilders business development group works with companies of all sizes to develop social media strategies, measure the perception of their brand, and launch and cultivate online communities. In spite of that, it's really good. ;) Autumn Rain People you work or start a project with must have a really open mind and the willingness to learn. What is the ultimate purpose of your social media team? Studard agrees. Mobile 2.0

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

Measuring cause and effect between buzz, branding and sales might show different dynamics for different product groups. Have an account? Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily&# Officially Launching Feb 2? Social media has come of age.

Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Google is offering the “ Summer of Code 2013 ,” which is an internship for students who are willing to work on open-source projects. then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness.”. What do you think about Google offering internships to students?

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

Social Platforms: Social Networks (organic): There’s a large group of social networks all across the globe but Facebook continues to take dominance in adoption. Early entrants includes Salesforce Ideas, UserVoice and open source Pligg. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers.

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Engaging Brand

Ideas used to be controlled and protected however some of the most innovative companies are using open source a competitive advantage. High volume manufacturing may need significant investment but the maker movement is opening up manufacturing - you don''t need to own machinery, maybe just access a 3D printer , a maker community. Market research used to be owned by a function.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags

Remind attendees of the hashtag constantly: On your website, on your Twitter feed, at the opening remarks, and throughout the day, make a friendly reminder about your hashtag and that you can track the conversation through it. It doesn't show up anywhere when I use it in my update. I've emailed #hashtag - nothing. I've joined groups, nothing. I've contacted #hastag a few to,es, nothing. It doesn't show up anywhere when I use it in my update. I've emailed #hashtag - nothing. I've joined groups, nothing. I've contacted #hastag a few to,es, nothing.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

Consider how many people retweet you, what Twitter Lists you’re on, and how many people check out the sources that you recommend when deciding how much influence you have. Pick a Niche If you want to be known as the source for a certain topic on Twitter, make it a very specific topic. When this site launched, larger sites were already established as the go-to sources for the tech space as a whole. All Facebook built a reputation by becoming the go-to source for specifically Facebook Facebook news. To learn how to measure influence, visit [link]. Period.

Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

Conversations Facebook will surge ahead in India February 4, 2010.8:53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0 By-and-large this is applicable to Twitter baring the first couple of points. The Problem Email spam : They  continue to send you bulk promotional emails, although you never opted-in for their newsletter. Eating food, walking dog, brushing their teeth. of tweets.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

Okay, let’s get this part out in the open: Creators don’t like coloring inside the lines. Other than large sources though, how many people know how to curate without plagiarizing, especially in the day and age where plagiarism and copyright infringement are applauded, not admonished? I’ve only seen a few people who know how to curate. Open Source Lists. Hopefully.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Skype Group Video Calling Comes to Mac November 4, 2010 Erica Swallow View Comments 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? Along with these social accounts, the “ Win an Office &# sweepstakes was a great source of leads, as well. Learn more. For a niche community, that’s a feat.

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

The key for success is to figure out what groups within your company can benefit from this type of information. The obvious groups would be in marketing research, public relations, advertising, and then executives, who will not only have to sign-off on this initiative, but are most concerned with how their corporate brand is being portrayed in the media (new/traditional). The platform is able to decipher between different media sources, such as traditional media and social media. View More » Web Video Crowd-Sourced Johnny Cash Music Video. thanks! thanks!

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We know all the forces that combine to make these kinds of things work: theres an interesting community over here, theres an interesting sharing model over there, those people are collaborating on open source software. But its something society knows without society really knowing it, which is to say theres no public source where you can take advantage of it. And now I do. I was having dinner with a group of friends about a month ago, and one of them was talking about sitting with his four-year-old daughter watching a DVD. Powered by Movable Type Open Source.