Every entrepreneur I know is obsessed with productivity, but achieving the highest output for every hour you spend working on your startup requires a methodical optimization strategy that needs to be applied to all aspects of your life, from technology to physical to mental health.
When a certain New York venture capitalist recently tweeted: 'Serious question - SaaS female founders in NYC. Do they exist?' - it touched off a mini-tweetstorm. We all know that companies founded by men are not only funded much more frequently than those founded by women, but the amounts that they raise are often larger.
5 MINUTES WITH... Predictable.ly's Amy Vernon As we head into the final stretch before the Cynopsis Digital Business Summit in New York City on Thursday, April 23, we spoke with panelist and Predictable.ly Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Amy Vernon about social TV, Twitter and social media strategy in general.
I've been on both sides of this double edged sword - trying to get press, and trying to get guest blog posts published. Press sounds so promising. And prestigious. But it can also be expensive and time consuming. Guest blogging on the other hand requires creating the content and some know how. The reality is, it really depends on what business you are in.
Amy Vernon spent over 20 years of her career in the journalism field before (as her LinkedIn profile describes so well) the Great Newspaper Culling of 2008. She seamlessly integrated herself into the digital age and has been a leader in the social media industry since.
In the streaming-media revolution, traditional media and tech industries are blurring at a breathtaking pace. In a ferocious battle for eyeballs, tech and media entities alike are scrambling to come up with daring ways to reach consumers. No longer do "tech companies" simply produce software and computers.
While LinkedIn is certainly a great platform for updating your résumé and interacting with colleagues, the richest and most in-depth discussions in your field are likely occurring on Twitter.
G2 Crowd asks what trends we've been seeing in the social media management space.
A new report from G2Crowd looks at the top social media management tools, including insights from industry experts.
The 2015 Shorty Awards finalists. I'm on the list under "Business Blogger". Perhaps the first and last time I'll ever be on a list with Chris Pratt
If you need further evidence of social media's omnipresent influence nowadays, take a gander at We Are Social's 'Digital Statshot 002' report, which reveals that there are currently about 2 billion active social media accounts worldwide-equating to a whopping penetration of 28% of the planet's population, with about roughly 1.6 billion of these accounts active via mobile.
Debossified podcast #8, on how to throw off the shackles of your j.o.b.
Let's face it: you've got a plentitude of people to follow on Twitter for the latest SEO, digital marketing, and social media news and insights. That being said, there are plenty of folks out there who are "fluffy"--their feeds are full of the types of articles you would expect to see in 2012.
Want to know what I love most about Twitter? The people. Reading tweets from my favorite thought leaders gives me such inspiration. That's why I'm thrilled to announce the top 150 thought leaders to follow on Twitter in 2015.
Personalization is the top trend for 2015. Its involves giving everyone a more personalized experience on the web. And, as algorithms of social media get more complex, they can predict the content of interest to you and then give it to you.
On Facebook, your newsfeed is customized to you and doesn't look like everyone else's. It is based on your friends and likes. If you're signed into Google when you do search, your search results may well be slightly different than someone else's. When you sign into Reddit, you are seeing content on the front page, which is from the subreddits you subscribe.
Twitter is one of the most tantalizing technology stocks around. Although it can still be regarded as a young company, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has established itself as a societal force. The eight-year-old San Francisco-based social media dynamo boasts 284 million users and a growing reputation from Tucson to Tokyo as a reliable source of information.
How to determine the gadget that's best for you.
Are you using Flipboard yet? You should be. The digital social magazine app aggregates content from across the web and displays it in lush, four-color magazine format. You "flip" the pages as you scroll through magazines created around the topics that interest you. Entertaining. Impactful. Mobile.
Yep, it's that time of year again. The time where we reflect on the previous 52 weeks and look forward to what's coming next. The time to take a moment and appreciate the view, whilst also scanning the horizon to see the next peak off in the distance.
I pretty much owe my whole career to Twitter. I've met & learned from some of the best people in my industry there. In fact, it's safe to say that I wouldn't be where I am today without it.