How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes

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My friend Eric Kim at Twylah shared this most excellent TEDTalk with me yesterday. Watch it! Here are the 5 questions that Adam Leipzig offers… What do you think? Helpful? Overly simplistic? Tell me… Here’s a bonus list of my ‘on purpose’ videos… Related articles Searching for a Purpose (rcarterphoto.wordpress.com) Ted Talk Exercise with Adam Leipzig: [...]

What is Google Voice?

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Related articles You Can Now Keep Two Google Voice Numbers, for a Price [Google Voice] (lifehacker.com) How to Enable and Start Using Google’s with Keyboard-Less Search by Voice and Image [Video] (lifehacker.com) HANDS ON: Google Desktop Voice Search Gets It Right 7 Times Out of 10 [VIDEO] (mashable.com) Voice Search Being Tested on Google.com [SCREENSHOTS] [...]

Why I blog

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Some thoughts on beginning blogging from a writer at FlowingData…  I answered a few questions for Amstat News not too long ago, and the questions were centered around why I, as a stat grad student, take the time to write for FlowingData and why others should give blogging a try. The questions were more from [...]

The museum of me

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Related articles Attention Narcissists: Intel’s Museum of Me App Is for You [VIDEO] (mashable.com) The Museum of Me (neatorama.com) Intel’s “Museum of Me” (boingboing.net) Intel’s ‘Museum of Me’ is Cool, Creepy Facebook Fun (pcworld.com)

Is Content Marketing Worth the Effort?

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We preach it every week. Attract the right kind of traffic by creating exceptional content. Engage your audience so they know, like, and trust you. Let them know you’re the likable expert who’s going to give them the information (and eventually the products and services) that won’t let them down. Then use smart copywriting and [...]

Richard Branson on 'Social' Relations

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People no longer want to be sold to; they want companies to help them find an informed way to buy the right product or service at the right price. They still watch ads, but often online rather than on TV, and they’re much more likely to view ads that friends have recommended. When something goes [...]

4 Predictions for the Future of Politics and Social Media

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Show me a modern political candidate who doesn’t understand television, and I’ll show you a loser.When TV became the dominant medium for Americans to consume news and entertainment, political candidates could no longer be successful without looking polished in televised debates, appearing on talk shows and spending big on commercials.Like the television boom of the [...]

The way we get our news is changing

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Image via CrunchBase Interesting data from a great source that should have you thinking… “In the digital era, news has become omnipresent. Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices. The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone. [...]

Better than TV

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Image by thebittenword.com via Flickr Interesting perspective on the use of time and intelligence… “I was recently reminded of some reading I did in college, way back in the last century, by a British historian arguing that the critical technology, for the early phase of the industrial revolution, was gin. The transformation from rural to [...]