Archivos diarios: 15 febrero 2012

Facebook y Twitter despiertan más deseo que beber o fumar


Un estudio afirma que cuesta más resistirse a entrar en estas redes sociales que decir no a un cigarrillo o una bebida

Resistir el impulso de entrar en Facebook o Twitter para ver si hay actualizaciones cuesta más que decir no a un cigarro o a una bebida con alcohol. Así lo asegura un estudio sobre los deseos cotidianos de la gente realizado por la Booth School of Business de la Universidad de Chicago y del que se hace hoy eco el diario británico The Telegraph.

Facebook y Twitter son las redes sociales más populares del momento, a las que se puede estar conectado las 24 horas del día con los teléfonos inteligentes o las tabletas. Entrar en el perfil de Facebook para comprobar si alguien ha comentado un estado o ha publicado una foto, así como consultar las menciones en Twitter o los tuits de los seguidores, se han convertido ya para muchos en acciones diarias tan comunes como dormir o comer. Sigue leyendo

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The Difference Between Building Authority and Talking About Yourself


I recently read a great report called Authority Rules by Brian Clark, the founder of Copyblogger. It’s a well written easy to read piece that outlines 10 rules to building authority for your business and persona.

Building authority in the new distributed web is critical to the success of your Internet marketing efforts. Let’s look at the definition of authority for a minute to better understand why:

au-thor-i-ty noun: [1] A citation (e.g. from a book) used in defense or support; [2] the source from which the citation is drawn; [3] and individual cited or appealed to as an expert.

On the web, the way Google and other search engines see authority is through links from other sites to your site. How influential are those other sites and how many of them link to your site also play a big part in your perceived authority by search engines. So this concept of building authority is very important because while you build authority on the web, other sites will be linking to your site and your business will win search engine rankings (SEO). It becomes self perpetuating…very cool if you can do it. Sigue leyendo

Larry King, CNN Officially Split
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Larry King and CNN are officially parting ways. The network announced on Wednesday that it has decided to end the “Larry King Specials.” King said he will now focus on other projects.

King, who is 78 years old, ended his 25-year role at the network as the host of prime time show “Larry King Live” in December 2010. CNN and King agreed that the famed interviewer would host four specials a year for CNN.

His specials thus far have focused on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s to an exclusive interview with Johnny Depp. His most recent special, “A Larry King Special: Dinner With the Kings,” aired in December. King’s last special made headlines as the broadcaster revealed that he would like to be frozen after his death.

According to the Los Angeles Times, King’s staff of four will likely be let go but may have the opportunity to reapply for new jobs at the network.

King’s show was replaced with “Piers Morgan Tonight,” an interview show hosted by British media personality, Piers Morgan.

From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back

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The Free Network Foundation has worldwide plans
The Free Network Foundation has worldwide plans


Other projects have moved beyond mobile phones, trying to create new infrastructure that can be used by activists to spread an Internet connection across a wide area through either mesh networking or a related project spawned out of Anonymous and reddit, often referred to as a “darknet.”

For years, mesh networking projects have sprung up across the world as a way to share an Internet connection over a large geographic area. The idea is that each individual node can share data (including an Internet backhaul) with other local nodes, eventually cobbling together a much larger network.

Many community wireless projects got started in the early 2000s as a way to provide Internet access to underserved, and particularly rural communities. Since then, many have collapsed due to a corresponding rise in commercial Internet service, particularly 3G service provided via local mobile providers. Of the community WiFi networks that still operate, few are designed for encrypted, heavily secure communication. Activists instead are now trying to create community networks that are built from the ground up with security in mind.

Some have been more successful than others. Since 2003, for instance, the FunkFeuer network in Austria has worked on expanding its wireless network across many parts of the country. This past weekend, the two main hubs in Vienna and Graz were connected via a new node over the Alps, with the Graz network extending southward into neighboring Slovenia. Other similar city-scale projects exist in St. Louis, Oakland, Vancouver, Montevideo, and Athens.

“What you want to have is end-to-end encryption the whole time,” said Aaron Kaplan, one of the leaders of FunkFeuer. “If you rely on the encryption happening in between, it just takes one link to cheat on the encryption, which decrypt the packets, stores them, and then encrypts them again—like a man-in-the-middle attack.” Sigue leyendo

Campaign Attribution in Google Analytics

In this post I’ll talk about how Google Analytics attributes a conversion, technically talking. This is not about how you should analyze conversion attribution, if you are interested in that I suggest you to visit Constraint Management vs Direct Attribution.

Google Analytics, as the other Web Analytics solutions allows you to identify from which source each conversion came from. Each platform has a particular attribution definition, ergo, it attributes the conversions in a very particular way and could or could not be the same as any other tool you may use. The key, as always in digital measurement, is identifying how the platform processes the information.

Google Analytics attributes the conversion to the most recent campaign by default, unless the second session’s traffic source it is a Direct Visit. Direct Visits won’t take credit from a previous referring campaign.

If you prefer to attribute the conversion to the very fist campaign, instead of the most recent, then you have to use a new query parameter into the query string of your campaign. If this is the case, then the query parameter to be used is “utm_nooverride=1“. If you do so, when a previous visit that cames from Campaign 1 cames back by clicking in Campaign 2 and converts, this conversion will be attributed to Campaign 1 instead of Campaign 2 as would do Google Analytics by default. Sigue leyendo

Apple’s Siri May Soon Speak Japanese, Work On iPad 3 (RUMOR)
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Siri’s got a big mouth.

The Apple news blog 9to5mac reportsthat Apple’s virtual assistant, which currently supports German, French and English, may inadvertently be outing herself as a Japanese speaker.

Indeed, when we asked Siri what languages she spoke, she told us she speaks “English, French, German and Japanese … so far,” and reminded us that we can change the language in the app’s settings. But there is no option there to switch it to Japanese.


Apple says Siri will add Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Italian this year, but this “outing” is leading many to speculate that the Japanese capability will come very soon.

And that’s not all. On Tuesday, SlashGear reported that Siri may be available on the iPad 3, which is expected to be released on March 7.

The speculation comes from a new token that Apple has added to Siri rendering the application inoperable on devices other than the iPhone 4SAccording to Apple, the app “works exclusively on iPhone 4S,” but many have jailbroken their iPhone and iPad devices to allow Siri to work. (Check out for a detailed reportabout the token.) Sigue leyendo

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