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

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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. 

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