Archivos diarios: 5 abril 2012

Influence: What Are Tools Like Klout Really Measuring?


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Personal influence measurement tools measure and analyze your activity on social networks, and how other users interact with you, by examining variables such as:

Reach: the number of fans and followers you have and, in some cases, the reach of your fans and followers
Follower ratio: how many people follow you and how many you follow
Activity: how frequently you post status updates
Engagement by others with your content: how many re-tweets, likes and comments your posts get; how many different people engage with your content; how far your content travels
Your engagement with other people’s content: how often you comment, retweet or interact with other people’s content
Semantics: keywords and topics that appear most frequently in the content that you generate, and which gets the most reactions from others
Your network: the users that follow you are most likely to engage with your content, and the users with whose content you are most likely to engage
Ratings from other users: some platforms have added the ability for users to rate each other’s expertise or authority in certain topics, adding a human layer to the score

Via therealtimereport.com

Hipmunk’s Mobile Travel Apps Can Now Check Your Calendar | Techland | TIME.com


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Similar to existing Google Calendar integration in the service’s Web-based version, the new feature works with the calendar — or calendars — stored on your device, and requires no configuration other than turning it on. (You can also choose which calendars do and don’t show up in Hipmunk, which is useful if you care a lot about work appointments and not so much about personal ones.)

In Hipmunk’s travel search — see the above screen shot — your appointments now show up as vertical bars, letting you see which flights fall before, during and after each schedule item. And the hotel search attempts to identify the location of meetings so it can plot it on the map and find lodging options that are nearby. (The more precisely you enter address info, the better this will work, but it figured out “Moscone Center” and showed me hotels near San Francisco’s convention center.)

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/05/hipmunks-mobile-travel-apps-can-now-check-your-calendar/#ixzz1rDA721Vk

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How to Get Started With Infographics | PCWorld Business Center


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Media and publishing professionals know that infographics are hugely popular, and are more likely to be shared via social media than a standard blog post or article. By combining images with data, infographics get much more mileage than text or graphics alone. You can use them for news, presentations, or press releases on your company blog or website to attract publicity and show off your expertise.
Companies without a graphic designer on board or on budget couldn’t easily take advantage of infographics in the past. However, thanks to online chart and map creation tools, any business can now turn an interesting concept into an engaging infographic. Here’s how to get started, along with tools that can step you through the process.
 

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8 Useful Tasks When Business is Slow


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There is no getting around that all business, no matter products or service, is cyclical in nature with both busy and down periods. Busy periods take care of themselves and you will likely be juggling many balls in the air. Slow periods are trying as you watch profits fall due to non-productivity.
However, slow periods can be a great time to reposition your company for growth during the next boom cycle. Below are 8 useful tasks that will help your business take maximum advantage of the next uptick.

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Influence: What Are Tools Like Klout Really Measuring?


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Influence: What Are Tools Like Klout Really Measuring?
This is part of a series of posts based on excerpts from The Realtime Report’s Guide to Influence…

Personal influence measurement tools measure and analyze your activity on social networks, and how other users interact with you, by examining variables such as:
Reach: the number of fans and followers you have and, in some cases, the reach of your fans and followers
Follower ratio: how many people follow you and how many you follow
Activity: how frequently you post status updates
Engagement by others with your content: how many re-tweets, likes and comments your posts get; how many different people engage with your content; how far your content travels
Your engagement with other people’s content: how often you comment, retweet or interact with other people’s content
Semantics: keywords and topics that appear most frequently in the content that you generate, and which gets the most reactions from others
Your network: the users that follow you are most likely to engage with your content, and the users with whose content you are most likely to engage
Ratings from other users: some platforms have added the ability for users to rate each other’s expertise or authority in certain topics, adding a human layer to the score 

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Desarrollan en Suecia un nuevo concepto de tren ecológico y económico


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El Tren Verde (Gröna Tåget, en sueco) es un nuevo concepto en servicios ferroviarios, que hace especial hincapié en el carácter ecológico y en la reducción de costes durante su operatoria.

La propuesta está destinada a actuar como un banco de ideas, recomendaciones y soluciones técnicas para las empresas ferroviarias, administradores de infraestructuras y la industria manufacturera ligada al sector. Es un programa completamente abierto, lo que significa que es accesible a todas las partes imaginables y puede seguir perfeccionándose y enriqueciéndose a lo largo del tiempo.

Según un artículo publicado en el medio especializado The Rail Engineer, el proyecto Tren Verde ya ha atraído el interés de distintos actores de la industria ferroviaria, tanto en Suecia como en otros países. Sin embargo, no existe un “tren verde” terminado. Las conclusiones (siempre abiertas) se resumen en dos informes sobre los conceptos y las características del proyecto. A partir de esa información, las empresas podrán desarrollar sus modelos y servicios. 

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How to make more as a freelancer | Webdesigner Depot


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Do what you love. That’s what the career counselors tell you when you are young. That is what your parents pretend to instill on you when you are born.

Ever see the show Dirty Jobs? It’s about a guy who travels the country finding the jobs that nobody else wants to do, but somebody has to do it. There hasn’t been a show yet that I’ve seen where the people claim they love their jobs. They do it to survive and that is how most of the world works. You can be content with your job, but true happiness is doing what you love AND making enough to actually enjoy what you really love in life. As a freelancer this means you need to become a better business person than designer.
Here is a TED Talk by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. Watch it. 

Via www.webdesignerdepot.com

7 Reasons to Send an Email Newsletter to Clients


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Being able to effectively and efficiently communicate with clients is one of the most important aspects of being a web designer. It can mean the difference between having happy clients and having frustrated clients.

Communication is a constant challenge when you are working with many different clients over a period of time. Sending out an email newsletter to your clients can help for a number of reasons. In this article we’ll take a look at 7 reasons why designs should send email newsletters to their clients.

1. Stay In Touch with Clients
After you have completed a client project how much contact do you have with that client? In most cases, probably not very much. Staying in touch with your clients is important because it’s likely that those clients will be in need of services that you offer at some point in the future, and you’ll have a better chance of landing that work if you are still in regular contact with them. Also, some clients may have a need for on-going work that you could provide, such as site maintenance or updates.

Having a newsletter helps you to keep your name in front on them, even if you are not communicating one-on-one.

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Information Surfacing: Communicating through Design | UX Booth


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Conceptual models are nothing new, but often become unintentionally obfuscated during the design processes. The design team, often dazed and confused, struggles to figure out why the product is now cluttered and unintuitive. A design thinking method I call “information surfacing” helps to remedy this problem. Information surfacing involves the prioritization of UI elements with an intent to manipulate user engagement.

Before we dive in, though, it’s important to differentiate information surfacing from information hierarchy. Information surfacing is more specific to the visual presentation of information on a single page or in a single instance. While it doesn’t involve categorization, per sé, it does involve decisions: such as which fonts to make bolder or which elements to show on mouse rollover. It’s all about which information you want to “surface.”

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Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy


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“Designers, designers, designers” has become the new “developers, developers, developers.” Witness the ever-growing list of job postings for product designers, UI designers, user research designers, UX designers.

Good design is using reason to make decisions and to solve problems. Every man-made object you use in real life is designed, from forks and desks to keyboards and grocery bags and are the culminations of many hours of thinking and many more hours of trial and error. Why does a board on Pinterest look the way it does? Because other people determined what a pin board should look like and what it is used for, what ‘to pin’ means, and what it implies. Good design means building on earlier ideas, just as in math or physics. 

Via www.fastcodesign.com

Ten Tips To Choose The Right Color Palette For Your Designs


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Color plays an important role for designers. If there is no element of colors, any design will definitely appear dull. Colors are very important for marketing, business, and even in emotions. Since lot of things should be considered, it is difficult to create a color palette because of the infinite variety of colors.

The following ten tips will help you to create color palettes on your own. It is important for designers for design creation and marketing purpose since attractive and unique colors are remembered by people. So, to create a color palette the following are the techniques and approaches… Sigue leyendo

Yes, Food Can Be Addictive


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Can food really be as addictive as drugs? In an impassioned lecture at Rockefeller University on Wednesday, Dr.

Many experts dismiss food as an addictive substance because it doesn’t lead to most people behaving like addicts — compulsively seeking food despite negative consequences. So, the reasoning goes, food can’t be as addictive as a drug like crack cocaine.

What that fails to recognize, however, is that crack cocaine itself isn’t as addictive as is commonly believed. “If you look at people who take drugs, the majority are not addicted,” Volkow said. Indeed, even for drugs like crack and heroin, fewer than 20% of users become addicted.

In contrast, if you look at the proportion of people who are currently obese — some 34% of adults over 20 — it’s a significantly larger group.

Read more:

http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/05/yes-food-can-be-addictive-says-the-director-of-the-national-institute-on-drug-abuse/?iid=hl-main-lede#ixzz1rCy14MTH 

 

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About.me wins the taste test over its profile page competitor Flavors.me


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In early February we wrote about Flavors.me, a simple, beautiful aggregator that lets you pull together all of your social media identities like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Last.fm, …

 

Why it’s different

About.me focuses on personal branding and analytics, rather than just creating a simple online identity. With a free About.me account you can see how many people see your profile, where they’re coming from (your Twitter bio? your e-mail signature?) and what they are doing on your page.

About.me is FREE. “We don’t believe that people should pay money for a set of front end tools to set up a profile of themselves. We just dont think thats a long term business model nor do we think it’s interesting,” says About.me’s co-founder Tony Conrad.

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Achieving Successful Strategic Transformation


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Few companies decide to adopt new strategies without being forced to by financial trauma. What can we learn from those rare companies that achieve both successful major change and superior long-term financial performance?

 We measured performance by, among other things, profits and returns on shareholder funds and on total assets over the 20-year period from 1984 to 2003. Some of the consistent high performers operated in relatively safe and stable markets; such companies were therefore mostly able to maintain high levels of performance without making major strategic changes. Our goal, however, was to draw insights from the small subset of high performers that successfully transformed themselves. Among other things, we wanted to understand the role of history — for example, which management processes and capabilities do companies need to develop over time.

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Google wants a faster Chromebook


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Google is reportedly planning to upgrade its current lineup of Intel Atom-powered Chromebooks with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors.
The devices run a stripped down operating system known …

 

Besides performance, both Google and end-users are undoubtedly worried about battery life. Hopefully, Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge will be up to current power-sipping expectations.

Of course, Google isn’t only planning to refresh its Chromebooks with x86 processors. A number of reports indicate that Mountain View is currently prepping at least two new models that will feature RISC-based ARM chips.

ChromeStory recently spotted a Chrome-powered device dubbed “Daisy,” which may be either a Chromebook or Chromebox. Either way, the system comes loaded with Samsung’s Exynos 5250 – an ARM Cortex-A15 processor clocking in at a speedy 2.0GHz.

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