Archive for August, 2012

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Facebook Face Recognition

I am not sure when this came about, but noticed in photos, that Facebook recognizes faces for you to tag. In this photo, the tag square came up on most of the faces on mouse over, but not the fellow with what looks like someone’s finger up his nose. For him you can click and tag. Might I suggest Devil
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Facebook Photo Update

Facebook has recently updated the photo tools. The first thing one notices is that the number of photos of you (where you have been tagged), the total number you have loaded and the number of albums are all listed together. Facebook actually took some time to pull together a quick visual representation of the updates. I like how the create
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Facebook Shares the Summer

Maybe it is the amount of friends I have on Facebook, or the increased penetration of people using smart phones, or both. This summer I have noticed a larger amount of people sharing photos from their summer adventures on Facebook than in past years. Of course it could be both reasons. I find the ability to see other peoples fun
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Graphic Design Metrics [INFOGRAPHIC]

Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic. This infographic reveals what the graphic design pros place emphasis and importance on. Whether you’re starting out in the field of design or you’re a seasoned
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Submit Dog for Public Shaming

I have to admit, sometimes being a dog owner is hard. Like when my dog Wilbur ate my latest book I was reading. Or the socks. Or the remotes or…well you get the picture. Now there is a site dog-shaming.com that allows you to shame your mutt. And in the process get a bit of group support – through a laugh
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iPhone 5 Now Marketed

  Finally the new iPhone is out. Or not. The latest meme.

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Todd Akin Gets Some Well Deserved Blowback

On August 19th, 2012, the United States Representative for Missouri’s 2nd congressional district Republican William Todd Akin was interviewed by the St. Louis television station KTVI-TV during his campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate. During the interview, Akin was questioned about his position on abortion in cases where the woman was impregnated due to sexual assault, to which
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Facebook Notifications Update

  Facebook updated the Notifications timeline I noticed. Another unannounced update shows you a bit more information. 1. In a group a friend commented on a photo posted by someone else. I like this as I could not recall or determine the photo in the past. Now I don’t have to go to the group to see the reference if
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Article: 9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure

  Are you using Pinterest to market your business? Running contests on Pinterest is a great way to expose your brand to a large audience, attract new followers and engage with your existing follower base. Here is why you should run a contest on Pinterest: Pinterest is the third most popular social network in the U.S. in terms of traffic. Pinterest
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Is your website ready for cross-device holiday shoppers?

Today I am just getting back from vacation, but received this in my inbox. I thought it important enough to share with you all. Last year’s holiday shopping gave birth to “couch commerce” shoppers—people using tablets as their preferred device for shopping. Because of this, online retailers are under pressure to ensure that their web properties are optimized for all
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