Sun.Feb 12, 2012

Technology and the New Workplace Currency [Infographic]


Cisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report , that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce.

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. He wanted $75,000 he got $1.5 million. Kickstarter kicks ass. But how does one do that? How does one build a community that will give money to a project?

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Introducing Stephen Tiano: Monday Muse #2

Ari Herzog

Stephen Tiano, a freelance book designer, page compositor, and layout artist, wrote a guest blog post here in February 2009 about his blogging and tweeting and how both contributed to his economic success. I introduced Mitch Joel last week and debuted the Monday Muse column. Here is Stephen for the second week. What is your background and how do you participate in the world of the web?

Is Pinterest Just Another Fad?

Small Business Mavericks

Everywhere I look I see stories about a site called Pinterest. We discussed this site several weeks ago in a post titled Pinterest – A Social Media Site Worth Consideration. Since then, everyone seems to have an opinion about the site, and they all appear to be positive. One wonders how a site that is still in beta and is invitation only could generate such interest; that in itself should have marketers sitting up and taking notice.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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How to Set Up an Email Account that Uses Your Domain Name


This guest post is written by Kashish Jain of digiupdates. Most of the people who are new to web design and blogging don’t understand the capabilities that come free with their domain, so they don’t take advantage of them. How many times have you visited a site for and on the Contact Us page, you find that the sales or customer service personnel have email addresses like

Make Your Team Social-Media-Educated with ProProfs


Everywhere one looks, technological advances are changing the ways that we communicate and do business.

Four social applications worth keeping an eye on

Jeff Esposito

Is it me or does it seem like there is a new social network or application that is going to be the next big thing in 2012? For every “surefire hit” like a Pinterest there are two or three Google Waves or Empire Avenues.

Twitter + the media = the beginning of the end?

Danny WhatMough

“If the mainstream media are unable to address news stories that are freely available elsewhere, we will look increasingly irrelevant” Paul Dacre, Mail Editor at the Leveson Inquiry. This week, the FA sacked their manager Fabio Capello. Pretty big news.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Is Your Blog Doing Okay?


Last week, I told the story of how I achieved my best month ever on DPS. While I used that post as a case study to present some ideas that I hoped you may be able to use on your own blogs, there’s a hidden hitch with that kind of post: it can give you the impression that you should be aiming to triple your revenue each time you hone a promotion on your site.

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Apologise like everyone is watching…

The Way of the Web

How do you apologise when you’ve made a serious mistake? I wrote about how brands can actually be more successful by admitting imperfections and mistakes last week – and tonight I happened to read a jaw-dropping example of a mistake by a newspaper (via Newspaper Death Watch ). The summary is the photo of an innocent 40-year-old man named Angel Ortiz was used in a front page story about a horrific crime comitted by a 20-year-old with the same, and apparently very common, Spanish name.


Myrland Marketing

The newest angel was welcomed to Heaven at 4:35 a.m. on January 15, 2012, when my dear Mom passed away. My sister and I were Blessed to be holding each of her hands as God took those hands from us, and welcomed her to her forever home. I wasn’t sure I was going to write and


Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Cartoon comic social media fail

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.