En Argentina, hay más personas solteras que casadas | nuevodiarioweb.com.ar


 

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Al menos 15,6 millones de habitantes están solteros y optan por la convivencia o simplemente el noviazgo. Un estudio reveló que en los últimos diez años, la cantidad de matrimonios legales disminuyó considerablemente. Tal es así que la cantidad de personas solteras superó por primera vez a las casadas. Leer más “En Argentina, hay más personas solteras que casadas | nuevodiarioweb.com.ar”

‘dadas las circunstancias’, no ‘dado las circunstancias’ | manualdeestilo.com


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En el nuevo vídeo de esta semana nos ocupamos de expresiones comodadas las circunstanciasdados los beneficios, etc. No te pierdas esta breve explicación que te ayudará a recordar que debe respetarse la concordancia.

Dadas las circunstancias, no dado las circunstancias (vídeo 0.32)

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¡Hey, Sexy Lady! Nuestras 10 versiones favoritas del Gangnam Style

¿A quién no le gusta el Gangnam Style? El vídeo viral más exitoso de la historia está en todas partes, arrasando allá por donde pasa y generando miles de copias y versiones. Y todas ellas, impulsadas desde la propia creación del original, acogida a ‘Creative Commons’ para que todo el mundo pudiera reinterpretar tanto el tema como el propio videoclip.

Y eso es lo que han hecho miles de personas: bailar, imitar, mezclar, deconstruir y reconstruir el famoso temazo y su vídeo. De entre tantísimas opciones, nosotros os traemos nuestras 10 versiones favoritas. Por algún motivo u otro, son las que más nos han llamado la atención. Y claro… hay alguna española.

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Five Reasons That You Vote the Way You Do | via psmag.com


Wide-ranging recent research provides provocative clues into why one American votes Democrat and another Republican.

• By Tom Jacobs •

With the first U.S. presidential debate now history, the 2012 election has entered its final phase, and both major party candidates are making their final pitches to the voters. Polls suggest very few Americans are genuinely undecided; most of us are firmly convinced that one side or the other has the stronger argument. But how are those attitudes formed?  Why does one person grow up to be a liberal, and another a conservative? Social science research is beginning to come up with some compelling answers.

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Asking the experts | economist.com


The economy

Our admittedly unscientific poll offers cheer to both candidates

BARACK OBAMA and Mitt Romney have spent many months and hundreds of millions of dollars trying to convince the public that electing the other man would lead to economic catastrophe. They have fought to a draw: voters today are almost evenly split over which man would do a better job on the economy.

But whom would the experts pick? To find out, The Economist polled hundreds of professional academic and business economists. Our main finding should hearten Mr Obama. By a large margin they rate his overall economic plan more highly than Mr Romney’s, credit him with a better grasp of economics, and think him more likely to appoint a good economic team (see chart). They do not hold the perpetually disappointing recovery against him; half of respondents graded his record as good or very good, compared with just 5% who said that about George Bush in our poll four years ago. “It all depends on the counterfactual,” said Justin Wolfers, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, referring to how bad things might have been without the president’s emergency measures.

But Mr Romney can take heart from a deeper dive into the numbers. The Economistpolled two groups: research associates of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the country’s leading organisation of academic economists; and the outlook panel of the National Association for Business Economics. The academics gave Mr Obama much higher marks than Mr Romney, which may in part reflect partisan preference: fully 45% of them identified themselves as Democrats, and just 7% as Republicans.

By contrast, the forecasters, a much less partisan crowd, consistently assigned Mr Romney higher scores. Democrats and Republicans were equally represented in this group, at 22% each. Roughly half of both groups were either independent or declined to state an affiliation. Among these independents, and these are probably the most compelling numbers, Mr Obama’s platform still got a higher grade than Mr Romney’s, but by a much smaller margin than in the group as a whole. The independents, by a slim margin, thought Mr Obama would name a better economic team, but also believed that Mr Romney has the better grasp of economics.

While we cannot claim that this is a scientific sampling of economists’ opinions, our sample is reasonably large: 312 of the 902 NBER research associates responded, as did 51, around half, of the NABE forecast panel’s members. Leer más “Asking the experts | economist.com”

How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online


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We’ve come a long way since 1960. That was the year of the first televised debate between two U.S. presidential candidates. Fifty-two years after Kennedy and Nixon verbally sparred onstage, this political traditional continues, but with more ways of watching than ever before.

Much has changed even in the last four years. In 2008, watching the debates without a cable subscription involved streaming them from a clunky player on CNN’s website, which could kinda-sorta be full-screened to fit onto your television, if you were so ambitious as to plug your laptop into your HDTV. Good news: This year, things are going to be much easier. (And not just for watching online, but also for interacting with other political junkies.)

On October 3, October 16, and October 22, CNN will stream presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney live on its website, just as it did last time around.

In a new interactive twist, the network’s Web interface will allow viewers to select specific clips from the debates and share them over Facebook and Twitter.CNN’s livestreams will also be available on many of the connected gadgets we’ve all spent the last four years purchasing.

Most live feeds in CNN’s mobile apps require a cable subscription to access, but the debates will be freely available on iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

Leer más “How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online”

TOUT y el Futuro de los Social Media


por Oscar Del Santo | puromarketing.com

Donde muchos de sus competidores han fracasado, la nueva sensación de los social media en Estados Unidos Tout – una red en la que sus usuarios postean videos de 15 segundos a sus seguidores – parece estar triunfando. Y al hacerlo, está marcando una pauta para el futuro y demostrando una vez más que las redes sociales, los dispositivos móviles y la marca personal van a ir de la mano caminando hacia el horizonte digital y que los influencers tienen la llave del éxito de muchas start-ups (y por supuesto de nuestro branding personal) en la era 2.0.

Fundada en el 2011, Tout no es más que una aplicación que permite postear videos de 15 segundos desde Smartphones y viralizarlos compartiéndolos o bien por SMS o bien mediante nuestras cuentas de Twitter y Facebook con nuestros seguidores Eso sí, con una gran diferencia: de alguna manera ha conseguido convertirse uno de los medios favoritos de las celebrities en USA de comunicarse con sus comunidades online. La lista de adeptos famosos a la novedosa red social es larga e incluye a Whoopie Goldberg, Ryan Seacrest, el actor de ‘Mentes Criminales’ Joe Mantegna o hasta el propio candidato republicano a la Presidencia Mitt Romney. Y ello ha contribuído sin duda a que, tal y como desveló el co-fundador de Tout Michael Downing en una reciente entrevista, hayan conseguido atraer a más de 12 millones de usuarios, que más de 70 millones de ‘touts’ se hayan visualizado hasta la fecha o que su tráfico haya crecido como mínimo a una tasa de un nada despreciable 20% mensual desde comienzos de año. Y lo mejor está por venir: existen planes de incluir una API pública que puede hacer que más pronto que tarde comencemos a ver botones y widgets de Tout por doquier.

Con toda probabilidad esta meteórica trayectoria no se habría producido de no ser por el punto de inflexión que representó para la start-up de San Francisco el que nada más y nada menos que la estrella de la NBA Shaquille O’Nealanunciara su retirada de la competición activa con un ‘tout’ a sus 3.8 millones de seguidores de todo el mundo en su Twitter. Ese acto provocó una auténtica revolución con más de medio millón de vistas del video en menos de 3 horas. Desde entonces, Tout no ha hecho más que cobrar ímpetu y ha conseguido el que algunos de los más famosos programas de la televisión americana como ‘The Talk’ o ‘C-Span’ usen su servicio asiduamente para comunicarse con su audiencia digitalizada y con dispositivos móviles de última generación.

La fórmula del éxito de Tout incluye factores clave de nuestra realidad y futuro online como la inmediatez, el ser fácilmente compartible, una integración fluida con las tecnologías móviles y un gran valor para el personal branding… Leer más “TOUT y el Futuro de los Social Media”

The New Yorker’s take on the Obama gay marriage issue


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By Charles Apple
Here’s the cover of next week’s issue of the New Yorker:

Artist Bob Staake writes about the cover:

It’s a celebratory moment for our country, and that’s what I tried to capture. (I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but they are what they are—I had to use them.)

I wanted to celebrate the bravery of the President’s statement—a statementlong overdue—
but all the more appreciated in this political year.

A few samples of other cover illustrations Bob has done for the New Yorker: Leer más “The New Yorker’s take on the Obama gay marriage issue”

5 Tools for Integrating WordPress and Twitter

What advice did people give you when you first started blogging? I bet I can guess. Newbies attempting to make their mark are told again and again that the key to growth is to write, write, write. ‘Don’t think about it’ web elders bark. ‘Don’t agonise about it. Don’t dream about it. Just click your New Post tab and do it!’
Almost every article you’ll read advises you to kneel at the altar of the Regular Update. Regular updating is the key to more visitors, a lower bounce rate and increased Adsense revenue, we are advised with a scholarly nod.

While this advice is far from all-you-need-to-know (personally, I’d emphasise a few other things first: choose a narrow topic that you know a lot about, get involved in web communities covering similar topics, don’t try to monetize too quickly, choose a powerful platform like WordPress, etc, etc.) it is important.


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What advice did people give you when you first started blogging? I bet I can guess. Newbies attempting to make their mark are told again and again that the key to growth is to write, write, write. ‘Don’t think about it’ web elders bark. ‘Don’t agonise about it. Don’t dream about it. Just click your New Post tab and do it!’

Almost every article you’ll read advises you to kneel at the altar of the Regular Update. Regular updating is the key to more visitors, a lower bounce rate and increased Adsense revenue, we are advised with a scholarly nod.

While this advice is far from all-you-need-to-know (personally, I’d emphasise a few other things first: choose a narrow topic that you know a lot about, get involved in web communities covering similar topics, don’t try to monetize too quickly, choose a powerful platform like WordPress, etc, etc.) it is important.

Integrating WordPress and Twitter

A dead blog is one of the most obvious things to spot. A political homepage post about Hillary’s run for the democratic candidacy? A fashion blog with no mention of colour-blocking? A music site without a single snide remark about Dubstep? You’ve got yourself a deady >>>> Leer más “5 Tools for Integrating WordPress and Twitter”

Podio, la plataforma de creación de aplicaciones para móviles, ya está en español


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Hablamos de Podio hace algunos meses, cuando solo existía su versión para iPhone y no estaba disponible en nuestro idioma.

Ahora nos informan de una nueva versión que, entre otras cosas, incluye el español. Lo anuncian en su blog y lo presentan con el siguiente vídeo:

America’s Highest-Paid CEOs

The extraordinary pay of American CEOs may be old news, but the latest numbers show that the discrepancy between company performance, the U.S. economy, and the paychecks of corporate chieftains continues to expand.

Median CEO pay in 2010 increased 27 percent in Russell 3000 companies, while the index itself rose only 17 percent, according to the GMI 2011 CEO Pay Survey, a poll of chief-executive compensation across more than 2,600 companies. The median compensation for CEOs of S&P 500 companies was $8.9 million—a 45 percent increase from the median compensation in 2009.


 

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With income inequality on the rise and an uncertain economic forecast, CEO compensation continues to outpace the stock market. The Daily Beast lists the year’s top earners.


The extraordinary pay of American CEOs may be old news, but the latest numbers show that the discrepancy between company performance, the U.S. economy, and the paychecks of corporate chieftains continues to expand.

Median CEO pay in 2010 increased 27 percent in Russell 3000 companies, while the index itself rose only 17 percent, according to the GMI 2011 CEO Pay Survey, a poll of chief-executive compensation across more than 2,600 companies. The median compensation for CEOs of S&P 500 companies was $8.9 million—a 45 percent increase from the median compensation in 2009.

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John H. Hammergren of McKesson Corp., the highest-earning CEO in 2010, pulled in more than $145 million in total compensation. He’s one of three health-care CEOs who ranked among the 10 highest-earning executives, despite the lackluster state of the health-care industry. Leer más “America’s Highest-Paid CEOs”

As Slate Shows with Siemens, Contextual Ad Targeting Still Needs to be Trained

I was reading through an article on Slate analyzing Mitt Romney’s comments about a proposed U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty and did a double-take. It started to talk about rail-based missiles, and then went on for a bit. Right next to the article was an ad from Siemens touting the benefits of high-speed railroads. I wonder if Siemens can launch missiles off their railways? That might open up some new revenue streams from them and make these ads REALLY profitable.

See the snapshot of the placement…


I was reading through an article on Slate analyzing Mitt Romney‘s comments about a proposed U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty and did a double-take. It started to talk about rail-based missiles, and then went on for a bit. Right next to the article was an ad from Siemens touting the benefits of high-speed railroads. I wonder if Siemens can launch missiles off their railways? That might open up some new revenue streams from them and make these ads REALLY profitable.

See the snapshot of the placement: Leer más “As Slate Shows with Siemens, Contextual Ad Targeting Still Needs to be Trained”