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    4 Ways To Delete All Your Tweets

    Although it may seem counterintuitive, more and more people are choosing to delete their tweets. The rationale ranges from re-branding, major life events, and avoiding having the past come back to haunt you. I'm sure we can all remember politicians being taken to task for comments on social media that are years old.   Read More...

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    Guest Blog: How Your Slow Website Burns a Hole in Your Pocket

    Seldom would you come across an experience elaborating that wow realization while users’ transact on your online store, if your website speed is just okay. I wonder if you seriously consider it with a view towards business expansion in the long run. The efforts that you put in from time to time in order to determine and appraise your business with regards to your website contribution are not enough.   Read More...

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    Taking A Website From Good To Great - Part 3: Usability Factors To Consider

    A website can serve as many things. The main pages on the menu might act as a digital brochure, providing a broad overview of your company, products, or services. Hidden landing pages could compel users to convert with strong calls to action.   Read More...

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    Taking A Website From Good To Great - Part 2: The Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To Responsive Website Design

    What is responsive website design? Responsive website design is a way of using css code within website templates to automatically adjust the website to fit the size of the screen on the end users device. Why is responsive web design important?   Read More...

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    20 Free Tools To Track Your Social Metrics

    With social media playing an increasingly important role in many organizations, metrics play a vital role in determining the success of the goal. We've found some of the easiest and best ways to track your social media metrics for free.1. Bit.lyBit.ly is a url shortening service that works with any social network.   Read More...

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    Tempering Expectations When Things Go Wrong

    Nearly everybody has had the misfortune of a service industry experience that left something to be desired. This could range from a service delivery that did not meet the expectations of the customer, or on the flip side, it could be a customer abusing resources beyond what they are paying for.These kind of experiences are bound to happen to everyone sooner or later. However, the way that the provider or customer deals with the situation can play a big factor in whether or not the issue can be r...  Read More...

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    Taking A Website From Good To Great - Part 1: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Profits

    Consumers and governments are increasingly aware of online privacy and the implications of not taking it seriously. From the minor annoyance of spam, to ad blockers, to social media embarrassments, to increasingly frequent data breaches; people visiting your website are behaving increasingly cautious with their personal data and governments are paying more attention to regulation of user privacy.If you have a website of any kind, you have a goal of a conversion of some kind for the end user. Thi...  Read More...

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    An App To Rate People - Creepy Or Long Overdue?

    Chances are you've left a review or rating online for a restaurant or e-commerce purchase at some point, but are you ready to get rated by anybody you have an interaction with?That time is coming very soon thanks to Calgary entrepreneur Julia Cordray and her Peeple app. Peeple allows you to categorize people by the type of connection, such as, professional, personal, or romantic. You can also assign a rating of 1 to 5 stars and write a comment about each person.In order to dissuade fake revi...  Read More...

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    Little Sun Charge Solar Phone Charger And Light [Video]

    Olafur Eliasson returns to Kickstarter again following the success of his solar powered light. This time around, he has a loftier goal in mind, a solar powered phone charger that includes a light.The premise of the project is "We are all connected by the sun".Eliasson explains, "Our actions have consequences for the world. Little Sun is a wedge that opens up the urgent discussion about bringing sustainable energy to all from the perspective of art to raise awareness about energy a...  Read More...

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    Google Adwords Hotel Search Changes From PPC To Booking Fee Model

    In a move designed to get more buy in from the hospitality industry, Google Adwords changed the revenue model for hotel search ads. Previously, under the pay per click model, hotel's large and small competed against each other to bid for the top ad spots and paid for each click on their ads, regardless of booking.Now Adwords is rolling out the Google Hotel Ads Commission program to more hotels, after a successful test period with a limited number of independent hotels. This revenue model ens...  Read More...

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    Changes At Kickstarter Legally Require Company To Act For Greater Good

    Kickstarter has made changes to the structure of the company which now obligate it to act for the greater good by reincorporating as a public benefit corporation to stay true to its core values. A public benefit corporation is legally bound to pursue a positive impact on society. To reflect the change Kickstarter Inc is now Kickstarter PBC.The company announced the change on their website, including the following commitments."We renew our longstanding commitment to arts and culture.   Read More...

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    Klout Influence Tracking Service Now Measures YouTube Metrics

    Klout's online influence measurement now includes data from YouTube in addition to 8 other social networks including Facebook profiles or pages, Twitter, Google+, Foursquare, Instagram, and LinkedIn profiles or company pages.Klout uses data based on how people interact with posts you create on each network, and how people mention you in their own posts to assign a score of 1 to 100, with 100 indicating you are one of the most influential people on social media.Everyone who has a social media...  Read More...

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    Mark Zuckerberg Speaks About Dislike Button [Video]

    Although we will likely not see a "dislike" button coming anytime soon, Mark Zuckerberg spoke at a Facebook Headquarters Q&A session about the potential for a range of buttons that show empathy. Recognizing that not every moment is a good moment, Zuckerberg specifically does not want Facebook to become a community that upvotes and downvotes each post. He offered an example of posting a very important personal event and having the only interaction being dislikes or downvotes.   Read More...

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    Stripe Vying To Become Backbone Of Social Ecommerce

    The payment processor announced a new API that allows merchants to place buy now buttons on social networks, as well as third party websites.Stripe's foray into social commerce joins the likes of Google, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook; as the industry struggles to find a way to leverage their large mobile audiences into customers.With over 60% of traffic on shopping sites coming from mobile devices, conversions from that traffic is a mere 15%. With lots of room for growth, mobile e-commerce...  Read More...

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    New Companion App Helps You Get Home Safely [Video]

    If you've ever felt anxious while walking home late at night, this might be the app for you. Companion markets themselves as a "Safety device just a tap away".Features of Companion AppSet your start and end points.Invite one or more of your contacts to be a companion for the trip.Your companion tracks your journey on a map.The app detects changes in route or speed, or if you drop the phone and asks if you are ok.If you don't answer in 15 seconds, it alerts your companion with G...  Read More...

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    iPhone 5s Speaker Distorted - How to Fix

    If your new iPhone sounds like the speaker is broken, do not fret, it is likely an easy fix. In most cases this is not a critical problem with the phone, and you can easily resolve it yourself without going through the hassle of dealing with your cellular carrier or Apple for a warranty claim.Just follow the easy steps below and chances are this will fix the distortion coming from your speakers. This solution was tested on an iPhone 5s.   Read More...

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    Chromebook Java

    Wondering how to run Java on your Chromebook? Unfortunately Google has chosen not to support Java on the Chromebook at this time. However, should you need to use Java on an infrequent basis, the Chromebook can still be a good choice for you, thanks to an app available in the web store that allows you to run Java on a third party machine through your browser.Follow the steps below to get started. StepsOpen the Google Chrome Web StoreInstall the Cloud Internet Explorer App by EricomConfirm th...  Read More...

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    Market Your Business Online With A Budget

    If you have a small business, online marketing is becoming an increasingly important sales channel. Consumers are turning to Google search in droves on their mobile devices to find local businesses. In order to place your business in front of consumers who are searching for what you offer, it is imperative to have a well optimized mobile friendly website.There is an over abundance of website builder tools and content management systems.   Read More...

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    Why A Great Web Design Is Important For Business

    As you all know that there are so many websites on the internet that it is often difficult to be seen amongst your competitors. With so many good websites, the competition out there is quite tough so why make it further difficult by having a poor web design that will drive the audience away. Therefore, it is important that any business whether it is depending on their online business or not must focus on their web design.   Read More...

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    5 Content Management Systems Compared

    There is no disputing that content management systems are an ideal solution to creating and managing websites. They are not all created equal though! In this comparison we look at 5 different CMS's, including free, open source, and commercial CMS's.   Read More...

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