Fun & Funky Christmas Stockings!

Fun & Funky Christmas Stockings!

By Elisha Reed Bowman December 19, 2013

You walk into a co-worker’s holiday party and look around. The Christmas decor is out in all its glory and twinkling its tinsel off. As you walk through the gathering of slightly tipsy ladies from human resources and the IT …

WordPress by Far the Most Popular Blog Platform WordPress by Far the Most Popular Blog Platform

A new study by Pingdom has revealed that WordPress is by far the world’s most popular blogging platform, and is used by 48% of the top 100 blogs on the internet, up from 32% 3 years ago. The chart below …

GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

Android Design Releases Stencils Android Design Releases Stencils
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The Latest news from the Android developers blog is the recent release of stencils for Android Design. According to Android designer Alex Faaborg, it was “by far the number one request we received.”: When we initially released Android Design, by …

Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price

A tech-savvy Melbourne homeowner used social media to go all out in selling his home and was rewarded with $135,000 above his asking price. Not bad for a little extra work around the house. Real Estate agents, neighbors and most …

Social Media: Who Are the Most Powerful Influencers? Social Media: Who Are the Most Powerful Influencers?

Forbes Magazine, they of the lists, has released a list of the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers“. The list is comprised of social writers whose networks are most active and identifiable. This is not the same as having millions …

DirecTV Petite Lap Giraffe Story Controversy

If you ever need proof that truth is stranger than fiction, simply give this story a read. It tells of how a newspaper site ripped off a blog over a story concerning the legitimacy of DirecTV’s viral campaign regarding fictional …

Top Tech Blogs in The UK During August

Next week, European search engine and news portal Wikio will be publishing the rankings for August 2010 of their lists of the top blogs in the many categories under which they’re classified.

Colleges Embracing Social Media At More Fleeted Pace Than Businesses
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A new study bNora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson, Social Media and College Admissions: Higher-Ed Beats Business in Adoption of New Tools for Third Year, suggests that US colleges are

Study Breaks Down The Demographic Of Bloggers
Social Media monitoring company, Sysomos has just released a study in which they analyzed over a 100 million blogs and reported data on age, gender and location of bloggers.

The Pope Urges Priests To Get On The Blogosphere
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Pope Benedict XVI has been the Holy See for almost five years, and during that time, he (and the Catholic church along with him) has become more and more involved in social media. Last year, he launched a YouTube channel, social media outreach initiative, and apps for Facebook and the iPhone.

How to Write Engaging Blogs People Want to Read
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Thomas Edison famously remarked that genius was "1% inspiration, 99% perspiration." For bloggers this means that if you put your effort into it, you can create a blog that gathers a following. If you look at a group of bloggers, one with a worldwide following and the rest with small audiences, the former will not necessarily be the best writer, the funniest, the smartest or even the one with the most inside info or useful tips. The great bloggers you follow yourself could have varying amounts of these characteristics.

Products/Brands Atop Blogger’s Most Discussed Topics
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According to Technorati’s 2009 State of the Blogosphere report, 70% of bloggers talk about products or brands on their blogs, eMarketer reports. And obviously some of these mentions would be prompted by free sample products, etc.—a practice popular enough to draw the notice of the FTC, which now requires disclosure on such review products.

Yes, Your Company Really Does Need A Blog
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The term has become so common that most people don’t know that “blog” is a condensed version of “weblog.” It is not a new form of communication, by any means. People have been blogging since man began painting on cave walls, really; it’s just that the tools have changed and the definitions of writing styles have evolved a bit (but just a bit). When the Internet was still without its graphic interface, the World Wide Web, there were the bulletin boards and file-sharing services that allowed the distribution of text files.

An In Depth Look at Twitter’s New Terms of Service
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I know it may appear I go looking for trouble, but I promise you I just like to share with you my concerns. In the case of Twitter’s update to its Terms of Service, I started thinking about what the changes could mean to us users.

Twitter Is Ahead Of MySpace In The UK

Twitter, media sweetheart and microblogging service extraordinaire, has another coup to add to its list: they’ve now beat out MySpace in terms of most visits in the UK.

Twitter Turns To Outside Sources For Advice On Own Service

Let’s say you own the most popular microblogging service on the Internet. Let’s say you want to grow that service and make it more valuable to your users (and maybe make money. You wouldn’t complain.). So you’re going to feature third party apps, but you want to feature the best ones.