- Twitter multi account manager & brand monitor | Splitweet
- How To Buy An Hdtv: How to Buy an HDTV Today (or Any Day)
"The average viewing distance from a TV in an American home is nine feet. At that distance, it takes at least a 46-inch TV to see all the details of a 720p picture. For a 1080p set, you would need a 70-inch set!" I didn’t know that.
- 22 (New) Free High Quality Icons Sets :: Elite By Design
- Notify me when it’s up!
Monthly Archive for November, 2008
- swissmiss: love-growth-cash triangle
- YouMail :)) Voicemail You Love
- 15 Tech Secrets for the Serious Road Warrior – Business Center – PC World
- Internet Guide « Pieces of Phour
- 100 Blogs That Will Make You Smarter | Online Universities.com
- Official Google Mac Blog: Vocito (Voe-kee-toe)*
- How to Change the World: Ten Tiny Apps That I’m Thankful For
- The Very First Steps After a Fresh WordPress Install
- State of the Art – No Keyboard? And You Call This a BlackBerry? – NYTimes.com
- Empty Factory – Mazo – Amazon in Your Pocket
This is stupid. I hate buying books at Barnes and Noble, but love shopping there. Would Amazon make more money if I could order books from Amazon.com more easily while "shopping" at B&N? Yes!
- Connected Data » Why we develop for the iPhone or “Swing where the ball will be”
- Melt Mail. Your temporary e-mail forwarding.
or just get an OtherInbox account.
- Programmer Jokes — what’s your best one? – Stack Overflow
- If I Started A Company Today | Andrew Hyde – Humble Yet Bold
Great concept. Great question. Great video:
Fifty People, One Question: New York from Crush & Lovely on Vimeo.
- My Job Interview at Google – good coders code, great reuse
- Using the Hell out of your Digital Camera
- 10 Tips for More Effective PowerPoint Presentations – Stepcase Lifehack
- Your ultimate guide to Black Friday 2008 : Alexander Yoon : Yahoo! Tech
- iq-range-occupations.jpg 500×1248 pixels
- 25 websites to sign up to before Christmas | T3 magazine online
- Don’t Follow Trends: Set Them! | How-To | Smashing Magazine
- Charlotte Higgins says one of the most interesting aspects of Barack Obama’s speeches is the enormous debt they owe to the oratory of the Romans |
- 21 Great Advertising Networks For Publishers | How To Split An Atom
- Procrastinating Again? How to Kick the Habit: Scientific American
- cluetrain was right.
- When Twitter Met Facebook: The Acquisition Deal That Fail-Whaled | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
- It Died
the new FuckedCompany.com
- gapingvoid: "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards": the hughtrain
Seth Godin writes things all the time that just make so much sense. In his post “The You Show” I found this nugget:
“Some bosses don’t want to hire people who have a vision, a personality and a shtick. That’s okay. You don’t want to work for them anyway.”
- 5 Ways To Get Paid Faster | Howard Mann’s Business Brickyard
- Things Caches Do
- Get more work done with less e-mail – NYTimes.com
- OPEN Forum by American Express OPEN | The Art of Laying People Off
- How to Make a Powerful First Impression – Making a good first impression – Entrepreneur.com
- Why developers prefer Macs | Macworld
- angiemckaig.com – how life taught me about business
- YouTube – Every Single "Thats what she said" from The Office
- 10 Free powerful Content Management Systems
- Seven habits for writing secure PHP applications
- JeffBridges.com – Catfish
- The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA
- The Post Money Value: The B Word
bonuses aren’t guaranteed
- Five Moons | Phil Hart – Astronomy, Photography and Peak Oil
- 10 Steps to a Client Friendly WordPress CMS | StylizedWeb.com
If someone can deep link to your site, and your site requires login, figure out how to make your “Access Denied” page more inviting. Take for example this page from SocialToo:
I clicked a link from @GuyKawasaki’s twitter feed and the resulting page didn’t tell me why I wanted to create yet another account on yet another system, at all. What is SocialToo? What am I missing out on by not being part of that community? Why should I create an account, other than to read what Guy was linking to?
I’m a busy guy… give me a reason to sign up. You’re missing an opportunity to sell your service to me SocialToo.
- 10 Advanced PHP Tips To Improve Your Programming | How-To | Smashing Magazine
- AskMen.com – Overlooked Fat Loss Factors
- HOW NOT TO: Build Your Twitter Community
- How to Understand Your Digital SLR: 12 steps (with video) – wikiHow
The next time someone asks you about “monetizing social media” or asks “what about Facebook, do you have a way for us to make money with Facebook?”, send them this article:
P&G Ad Man: “I Don’t Want To Buy Any More Banners On Facebook.”
Nicholas Carlson | November 17, 2008 5:15 PM
Procter & Gamble spends more than $300 million a year advertising its soaps and foods. If Facebook’s going to be an ad-supported business, it needs some of that money.
Too bad then, that Procter & Gamble’s GM for interactive marketing and innovation, Ted McConnell,” just told a conference: “I really don’t want to buy any more banner ads on Facebook.”
“I have a reaction to [Facebook] as a consumer advocate and an advertiser: What in heaven’s name made you think you could monetize the real estate in which somebody is breaking up with their girlfriend?”
McConnell says branded Facebook applications could work, but that mostly, he rejects the idea that Facebook is social “media”:
“Who said this is media? Media is something you can buy and sell. Media contains inventory. Media contains blank spaces. Consumers weren’t trying to generate media. They were trying to talk to somebody. So it just seems a bit arrogant. … We hijack their own conversations, their own thoughts and feelings, and try to monetize it.”
Facebook won’t be able to win over ad buyers like McConnell with its new “engagement ads.” Advertisers want to be seen as providing new functionality on the social network; they don’t want to pay extra for users to comment on their banners.
Here’s what Facebook should do instead. First, extend Facebook Connect to online retail stores. Second, analyze users’ spending behavior and activity on Facebook, make that data anonymous and sell it to marketers. Third, turn on personal ads and charge more than the New York Times does — about $48/week.
- Best iPhone Support Forum Question Ever Asked | inluminent
- austinpreneur: Speed tip if you use Gmail over IMAP
- Why Basecamp Sucks
My buddy sent me this today, with the title “Best iPhone Support Message Ever”.
Here’s the whole thread on Apple’s forums, if you want to read the gory details.
- WordPress › Postalicious « WordPress Plugins
- WordPress Optimization Guide
- A Step Down That’s a Step Up – Leaving the corporate ladder – Entrepreneur.com
- Pay for Performance – Entrepreneur.com
- Finding Your Perfect Match – Finding a business partner – Entrepreneur.com
- Maly.TV » Blog Archive » Slam Poetry
Totally Awesome two year-old in a video.
- The Future of Startups « The Jason Calacanis Weblog
- Dan Benjamin – The Laptop Bag
- Why Take Your Startup ‘All-Cloud’? A Founder Explains
- Safe from the Losing Fight » How to Price Your iPhone App out of Existence
Setting a price for your product is one of the hardest thing anyone can have to do.
- My Journey To Tweetsville -
Tweetsville has to be the best twitter app for the iPhone. Totally worth buying.
- Weekend Watching: Merlin Mann on Maximizing Your Time
- 50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine
- Dan Benjamin – Regarding Backups
- Money Matters – cash flow – receiving payments – missed payments
- 10 Reasons AdSense Failed
- PubMatic : AdPrice Index
- Formatting the Drobo for Time Machine Backups | NSLog();
- My Nikon D3 Report at Ted Leung on the Air
- Seth’s Blog: Failure as an event
- inessential.com: ‘Advice for indies’
"But you have to actually build it. You have to work every day. You have to sit in the chair and stay seated. And sleep and come back to the chair. You need to wear out that chair and then buy a new one and then wear out that one."
- Apogee Search Marketing Blog » Blog Archive » Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide | Austin, Texas
- Apogee Search Marketing Blog » Blog Archive » Google Website Optimizer tips from Apogee’s GWO Expert | Austin, Texas
- 10 Tips for Optimizing MySQL Queries (That don’t suck) | 20bits
- Should You Create a Fan Page on Facebook? | ReveNews
- Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Just who is an Internet access service provider under CAN-SPAM?
CAN-SPAM = fun!
- The Underpinnings of Breakthrough Performance
Performance, and the measurement of that performance, has it’s roots in the language we use to convey what we want performance to look like… Great read.
- When E-Mail Marketing Works And When It Doesn’t – Forbes.com
- Separate the wheat from the chaff | Lookery Blog
- fluidinfo » Blog Archive » Passion and the creation of highly non-uniform value
this article is brilliant. just brilliant.
- Review: MacBook Air 1.86GHz | Macworld
good head to head comparison of the new MacBook vs. the new MacBook Air. Would have loved to have seen some new MacBook Pro numbers there too.
- Andy’s Health Update – Bourland.com
from a very good friend of mine.
- TheBizWebCoach.com from Jim Kukral
Jim Kukral rocks! Check out his new site
“You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
Ray Bradbury (1920 – )
- Five ways to stay fabulous on a budget – CNN.com
- I just got an email from Gwyneth Paltrow | Return On Email Subscriber
- The Tradeshow Jungle – Was Your Territory Marked? | Advaliant Blog
- Kevin D. Hendricks » Blog Archive » I Picked a Fight with Guy Kawasaki
- 50 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes – Six Revisions
- The essential guide to deep-cleaning your Mac | News | TechRadar UK
- Search Engine Optimization Training [VIDEO]
every wordpress user should watch this
- cforms II » delicious:days
contact form for WordPress… installing this soon.
- 10 WordPress Plugins for New Blogs
I use most of these plugins… good list.
- Philip Greenspun’s Weblog » Let G.M. go bankrupt
- Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site
- AT&T: Tethering Coming to the iPhone Soon | Technologizer
- Charts with PHP and Google Charts API // Notebook // Ludwig P.
- Five ways to slim down your Mac OS X install
- Lessons In Leadership From Barack Obama – Men’s Health
- 10 Promising Content Management Systems – Six Revisions
- How to Convert a PSD to XHTML – NETTUTS
watch what users of your website are doing…
- Classic Children’s Books Online
This had to hurt: