Introducing Social Times PRO: Detailed Virtual Goods and Social Games Reports and Conference Access

Posted by Neil Vidyarthi

socialtimes-pro[1] Over the last year, Social Times has been undergoing quite the transformation: We’ve grown our roster of contributors to 10 talented writers, we’ve made updates to our statistics technology and we’ve welcomed an unprecedented number of new readers. With this continued success, we’ve refined our goals and one of our main goals is to deliver insight and value to our readers. For that reason, I’m proud to introduce Social Times PRO, a new service dedicated to providing readers with insightful research reports on social games, virtual goods and Facebook, but the service also gives you access to all of our Social Times conferences and events. Read more after the jump!


Posted by Neil Vidyarthi

socialtimes-pro[1] Over the last year, Social Times has been undergoing quite the transformation:  We’ve grown our roster of contributors to 10 talented writers, we’ve made updates to our statistics technology and we’ve welcomed an unprecedented number of new readers.  With this continued success, we’ve refined our goals and one of our main goals is to deliver insight and value to our readers.  For that reason, I’m proud to introduce Social Times PRO, a new service dedicated to providing readers with insightful research reports on social games, virtual goods and Facebook, but the service also gives you access to all of our Social Times conferences and events.  Read more after the jump! Leer más “Introducing Social Times PRO: Detailed Virtual Goods and Social Games Reports and Conference Access”

A Less Confusing View of World Time Zones

If you ever need to schedule an online meeting or a conference call with multiple people who work in different time zones, a web app called Every Time Zone should come handy.


If you ever need to schedule an online meeting or a conference call with multiple people who work in different time zones, a web app called Every Time Zone should come handy.

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Every Time Zone offers a unique view of the time zones around the world that is less confusing and you simply have to drag the green bar on either side to figure out the best time that may be suitable for all the meeting participants. Leer más “A Less Confusing View of World Time Zones”

“As Seen on TV” and Building Trust

Author Alex
Between the Shake Weight, the rise of the Fashion Print Snuggie, and the deceased but, eerily still active Billy Mays, it occurs to me that we may be witnessing somewhat of an “As Seen on TV” renaissance.

And while “As Seen on TV” products have always been the red-headed step child of legitimate consumer brands, this new golden era of cheesy, direct-response marketing makes me wonder if the simple act of seeing a brand on TV still carries the same legitimizing weight it once did.

More to the point: is seeing a brand on TV still an effective way to build trust and drive purchase intent in 2010?

The answer, I think, is that while advertising on TV certainly can be effective at driving some key metrics, the notion of brand trust and “As Seen on TV” ain’t what it used to be. There are (at least) three reasons why:


Author Alex
Between the Shake Weight, the rise of the Fashion Print Snuggie, and the deceased but, eerily still active Billy Mays, it occurs to me that we may be witnessing somewhat of an “As Seen on TV” renaissance.

And while “As Seen on TV” products have always been the red-headed step child of legitimate consumer brands, this new golden era of cheesy, direct-response marketing makes me wonder if the simple act of seeing a brand on TV still carries the same legitimizing weight it once did.

More to the point: is seeing a brand on TV still an effective way to build trust and drive purchase intent in 2010?

The answer, I think, is that while advertising on TV certainly can be effective at driving some key metrics, the notion of brand trust and “As Seen on TV” ain’t what it used to be. There are (at least) three reasons why: Leer más ““As Seen on TV” and Building Trust”

What is your story? Facebook likes to hear!

What is “Facebook Stories”?

This July, Facebook announced that it had passed the 500 million user milestone. Along with this announcement, Facebook also rolled out a new application, “Facebook Stories,” to celebrate its achievement. As the largest social network in the world, stories of how people are interacting with others on Facebook happen every day. However, these stories usually end up only on Facebook Status Updates and News Feed, where limited users (i.e.friends) can access.

By launching Facebook Stories, users are able to share their unique stories in a collective environment, and all users can read these stories searchable by location or theme. Themes cover a variety of topics such as education, relationships, reunions, love etc. and after reading a couple stories, I would add some are quite inspiring and mind-opening. While various people use Facebook to keep in touch with old friends, others have clearly allowed Facebook to become a part of their lives.


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by Kevin Ti

What is “Facebook Stories”?

This July, Facebook announced that it had passed the 500 million user milestone. Along with this announcement, Facebook also rolled out a new application, “Facebook Stories,” to celebrate its achievement.  As the largest social network in the world, stories of how people are interacting with others on Facebook happen every day. However, these stories usually end up only on Facebook Status Updates and News Feed, where limited users (i.e.friends) can access.

By launching Facebook Stories, users are able to share their unique stories in a collective environment, and all users can read these stories searchable by location or theme. Themes cover a variety of topics such as education, relationships, reunions, love etc. and after reading a couple stories, I would add some are quite inspiring and mind-opening. While various people use Facebook to keep in touch with old friends, others have clearly allowed Facebook to become a part of their lives. Leer más “What is your story? Facebook likes to hear!”

Las formas agrupadas de exportación como estrategia para abordar mercados internacionales (II)

Hoy continuamos con el anterior artículo de Gregorio Cristóbal, “Las formas agrupadas de exportación como estrategia para abordar los mercados internacionales”. Si anteriormente se trataron las fórmulas de cooperación financiera, y una parte de la cooperación comercial, hoy continuaremos con las fórmulas existentes de cooperación comercial (franquicia y distribución cruzada) y profundizaremos en las diversas fórmulas de cooperación tecnológica y productiva.
G. Franquicia

Se entiende por franquicia un modelo de colaboración contractual entre dos partes jurídicamente independientes e iguales: de una parte una empresa franquiciadora, y de otra, uno o varios empresarios franquiciados. La empresa franquiciadora cuenta con la propiedad de una razón social, un nombre comercial, eventualmente una marca de fábrica, así como de una técnica o procedimiento puestos a favor del franquiciado. El control de una serie de productos o servicios presentados de forma original que deben ser aceptado y utilizados por los franquiciados…”
Modalidades de franquicia…



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Hoy continuamos con el anterior artículo de Gregorio Cristóbal, “Las formas agrupadas de exportación como estrategia para abordar los mercados internacionales”. Si anteriormente se trataron las fórmulas de cooperación financiera, y una parte de la cooperación comercial, hoy continuaremos con las fórmulas existentes de cooperación comercial (franquicia y distribución cruzada) y profundizaremos en las diversas fórmulas de cooperación tecnológica y productiva.

G. Franquicia

Se entiende por franquicia un modelo de colaboración contractual entre dos partes jurídicamente independientes e iguales: de una parte una empresa franquiciadora, y de otra, uno o varios empresarios franquiciados. La empresa franquiciadora cuenta con la propiedad de una razón social, un nombre comercial, eventualmente una marca de fábrica, así como de una técnica o procedimiento puestos a favor del franquiciado. El control de una serie de productos o servicios presentados de forma original que deben ser aceptado y utilizados por los franquiciados…”

Modalidades de franquicia… Leer más “Las formas agrupadas de exportación como estrategia para abordar mercados internacionales (II)”

ProWorkflow – A Fast and Easy Online Project Management System

Posted by WDCore Editorial

It is very important to organize your work flow and to monitor the progress in work being done. No matter from which field you belong to, you always need manage your work, organized your team, assign tasks to your employees on timely basis and get the records of all invoices and payments being sent or done.
You cannot simply over look the importance of having a proper management system. Sometimes, people rely on their email account for managing all online work, conversation and transaction. Although, keeping an up-to-date email account would definitely help you in organizing your work but when you are dealing with greater number of project or you’re on the go, you would definitely need a better solution to organize and manage your work.


Posted by WDCore Editorial

It is very important to organize your work flow and to monitor the progress in work being done. No matter from which field you belong to, you always need manage your work, organized your team, assign tasks to your employees on timely basis and get the records of all invoices and payments being sent or done.
You cannot simply over look the importance of having a proper management system. Sometimes, people rely on their email account for managing all online work, conversation and transaction. Although, keeping an up-to-date email account would definitely help you in organizing your work but when you are dealing with greater number of project or you’re on the go, you would definitely need a better solution to organize and manage your work. Leer más “ProWorkflow – A Fast and Easy Online Project Management System”

Google algorithm change – big brand bias?

by ian

Google just announced a change to their algorithm: They’re now going to show more pages from a single domain for certain queries.

You’re tempted to run out into the street, strip naked with sheer joy and yell OMG all our troubles are over reputation management now a cinch!!!


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by ian

Google just announced a change to their algorithm: They’re now going to show more pages from a single domain for certain queries.

You’re tempted to run out into the street, strip naked with sheer joy and yell OMG all our troubles are over reputation management now a cinch!!!

Wrooooong. Stay inside. Keep yer clothes on. Google’s webmaster blogging team is as detailed as ever (cough). They use the query ‘exhibitions at amnh’ as their example, and sure enough, that turns up 7 results from from amnh.org:

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