All articles published in August 2013
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August 30, 2013
Forget books, students say gimme tablets
Tablets in the classroom are becoming the norm and students want to use them to replace textbooks, according to a new study
August 29, 2013
Cut, Paste, Repeat: Top Scrapbooking, Stamping Blogs
Technorati has 1,000s of craft-related blogs with creative posts delivered daily. Why not visit a few, and get some ideas for your next project?
Social Print Studio brings your digital memories offline
SPS is the San Francisco startup that specializes in turning your social media photos into high-quality prints that you can hang up on the wall, put in a photo album or just keep in a cigar box next to your bed.
FlightCar Fast Tracks Collaborative Travel by Car Sharing
FlightCar enters the Collaborative Sharing trend, saving travelers time and earning them a few bucks.
August 28, 2013
The Ugly Animals Are Coming
Forget the pandas. The ugly animals are out there and are endangered, too, and some scientific comedians want to help...
The Madden curse [infographic]
An infographic outlines the Madden curse and those who've been impacted by itin Football
Social Media specificiations guide [infographic]
The frustration ends today as an infographic helps you with sizing your images to help with branding your social networks
Are your employees engaged?
An infographic explains the reality for employees as to whether or not they are engaged with their jobin Business
Forget privacy, Facebook is transparent
Facebook released its first ever transparency report that detailed a number of information requests it received from government agencies across the world
Tweeting made easier
Tweeting made easier, courtesy of a cursor highlight, click and tweet
August 27, 2013
Nissan to have self-driving cars by 2020
The automaker is the first major car company to decide that they want a piece of that autonomous car pie, directly challenging Google rather than working with them.in Business
The Internet then and now [infographic]
An infographic depicts what the Internet looked like then and now.
You're never too old to get a new car for free
Facebook's oldest user gets a new car for freein Autos
Is Travel on Twitter Getting Tired?
Is the #travel stream on Twitter becoming predictable, repetitive and bland?
August 26, 2013
How Facebook’s Newsfeed and Insights Are Changing the Way #SocialMedia Marketers Work
By focusing on understanding the demographics and desires of your brand’s audience, you’ll be better able to create high quality posts that will result in increased engagement with your brand on Facebook.
"You Should Probably" be doing something offline right now instead of reading this
Or you could be out taking a walk, as this new extension for Firefox might suggest when you are spending too much time, wasting time, on the internet.
August 25, 2013
Got a Bunch of Ignored Online Accounts? Say Hello to JustDelete.me
I've racked up a lot of online accounts that sit there, unused and unloved, and I'd like to do a little house-cleaning, because Winter is coming...
August 24, 2013
Correcting #Mobile Issues with Responsive Web Design - Interview with MorWeb
Responsive Design is not a tool, it's a conception limited only by the imagination of the designer and his/her iteration of how to adapt content for different resolutions.
Why Are Vine Videos Exactly 6 Seconds Long?
Every time I snap a few shots of our family outings, the Vine icon beckons. And each time I give in to the urge to share those six-second snaps of eye candy, I wonder the same thing... Why six seconds?
August 23, 2013
Crowdfunding Your Next Video with TubeStart
If you’re not running a multi-million dollar celebrity campaign it’s hard to get crowdsourced funding for a video project. TubeStart aims to change that.
August 22, 2013
Google Street View Brings Big Zoos to your Small Screen
Can't get the kids out very often? Take them along to sneak a peek at animals big and small housed at major zoos throughout the world.
Going out to eat? Reserve your table with Facebook
Facebook is directly going after services such as Yelp with their new mobile functionality. There is a huge ROI in melding function with social if Facebook does it right.
August 21, 2013
Untapped Tech Talent in Philadelphia and Rich Gorman's Effort to Grow It
In Philadephia, Rich Gorman is helping entrepreneurs find value in reducing initial start-up costs, and a hotbed of tech talent.
Brand.com Reviews The Impact of Search
Online reputation management is something to start considering. Whether it be brand.com reviews or your own methods, look in the mirror every once and a while - you'll be glad you did.
Managing Communications in a Digital Age [infographic]
Infographic helps us understand how we can manage communications in a digital age
Internet.org seeks to bring the Internet to everyone everywhere
Mark Zuckerberg is leading an initiative, along with major tech giants, to bring internet to the entire world. But will this plan work, or are they leading a futile effort for world internet access?
August 20, 2013
How Big Was TripAdvisor's Blunder?
Did TripAdvisor blunder by removing positive reviews without cause? A libel suit waiting to happen?
Tesla Model S receives highest safety rating in history
No car in history has ever gotten a safety rating from the NHTSA as high as the Tesla Model S just received. So why isn't everyone driving a Tesla?in Autos
August 19, 2013
Starting from Zero on #SocialMedia
A comprehensive outline of tools, strategies, and best practices to begin social media marketing.in Politics
Linkedin launches University Pages
Allowing college and career minded kids as young as 14 to enter the site, Linkedin is banking on their University Pages to further grow their audience and bottom line.
August 17, 2013
One Step Closer to Jetsons: Flying Car Makes First Public Flight (Video)
Looks like we're a bit closer to seeing a few commuters passing overhead, the next time we're stuck in a long traffic jam.
August 16, 2013
Technorati Product Review: Rallyverse Social Media Management System
For marketers trying to gauge what a like, a share, or a comment ultimately signifies, the first stop is collecting this data. The next stop is generating the content that will speak to their audience.
August 15, 2013
Mashable rounds up social media's outer space action
Now that social media posts are coming in from OFF our planet, perhaps it's time to stop calling it the World Wide Web?
Part Cat, Part Teddy Bear: Meet the Olinguito, New Species Discovered
For the first time in 35 years, an entirely new carnivore species has been discovered in the American continents.
August 14, 2013
Dr. Who Fans Get an Awesome Google Maps Easter Egg
Locate a particular blue police phone box the 300 block of London's Earl's Court Road, and begin a unique time travel experience.
S. America Data: 30% Retention Increase in Mobile Rich Media
Hunt Mobile Ads mid-year study on South American rich media campaigns reports greater and better brand recall as new devices accommodate better display of content.in Advertising
Johns Hopkins unveils state of the art science facility
The new undergraduate science facility at Johns Hopkins University is exactly what science should be. A state of the art learning facility that will propel students into STEM fields all while being as green as possible.
August 13, 2013
How Do You Get The News You Trust?
There is still a distrust in most digital content. Why?
Five football blogs pigskin fans should read
Top football blogs on Technorati's ranking systemin Football
Phone etiquette around the world [infographic]
An infographic that depicts phone etiquette around the world
How TripAdvisor Bested Expedia
How did TripAdvisor beat Expedia so soon after breaking away from it?
A GUNNAR Visual Renovation at Hughes Marino
San Diego based Hughes Marino recently completed a renovation of their downtown offices, which wasn't complete until every employee was wearing a pair of GUNNAR glasses.
August 12, 2013
CoverHound's Social Data Makes ObamaCare Work for Vehicles
Social media in commerce is today's “lie detector” and three basic metrics that can be derived from your social data for insurance underwriting.
The Mars One Project hopes to send 100K people on a one-way trip to Mars
The Mars One Project wants to send 100,000 people on a one-way trip to Mars starting in 2022, but will they have the technology ready in time to make sure they all get there without dying from radiation exposure?
August 11, 2013
Odd Blogs: Oddity Central Delivers Fake Girlfriends, Real-Life Tarzans and Cotton Candy Grapes
Looking for a blog with incredibly interesting content? This top 100 Living and Arts blog consistently delivers on eyebrow raisers sure to make your tweeps and friends want to reshare.
August 10, 2013
Spundge Brings Content Curation to the Masses
Spundge has made themselves relevant to content experts as well as those just learning to dip their toes into the vast pool of content marketing.
Dunkin' the Oreo: Do Rituals Make Our Food Taste Better?
New York Times Blog Well reveals how tying certain foods to songs, shows, actions and even special phrases makes them all the yummier to us.
August 8, 2013
Crime in the NFL? Dig Deep into the Data with Best Tickets Blog
With so many athletes finding themselves on the wrong side of the law, Best Tickets Blog recently dug deep to find if this is a disturbing trend, or simply business as usual.in Sports
August 7, 2013
Blog Tips: Sticky Finger's Perfect Reader Call to Action
Want to broaden the conversation between your blog and its readers? Pay attention to what UK mom Tara Cain has been up to on her family life blog.
Rickie Fowler takes a trip on the Red Bull Psychedelic Golf Challenge
In preparation for the upcoming 95th annual PGA Championship, golfer Rickie Fowler took some practice swings on a very unconventional course prepared by the Red Bull team.in Sports
August 6, 2013
Smart homes could be new targets for cyber-crime
With more homes becoming full WiFi enable smart homes, cyber-criminals are most likely already looking for ways to exploit flaws in the technology, making your home life even more annoying.
The Perfect Travel Website
Could the search for the Perfect Travel Website be over? We hope so.
August 5, 2013
Does link building still make sense in 2013?
Investing in tactics such as guest blogging, digital PR, infographics and building long-term relationships with bloggers is key to today's SEO.
Coding Horror: Programming and the Rule of Three
Since 2004, Coding Horror has provided tips, tricks, bits of intellectual humor and glimpses into life as a coder to its growing readership.
Apple Wants to Replace Your Knockoff iDevice Charger
Following reports of problems with 3rd party chargers, Apple is moving to put some of these knockoffs to pasture.in Gadgets
Mumford & Sons does comedy for latest music video
Mumford & Sons promotes their new single with a genius viral videoin Music
Top Five Technorati Baseball Blogs on the Move
Some of the fast risers on Technorati's Baseball blog listin Baseball
August 3, 2013
Where's My Phone?!? Google to Roll Out Find My Android Service
As part of a move to step up user security, Google has announced a pending rollout of a service to match Apple's Find My iPhone.
August 2, 2013
People are too afraid to be weird when it comes to social media
Weirdness, creativity, snarky, witty, these are the hallmarks of social media virality.
Soylent meal replacement set to hit market; not made of Humans
A cleverly named meal replacement product is about to hit the market with $1 million in pre-orders, but does Soylent have anything going for it besides the name?