Posts belonging to Category Social Media



How The World Spends Its Time Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

The web is diverse and users obviously log on for different reasons. From reading news, socializing on social networks, email and search, advertisers are always trying to understand where people usually spend their time on the web.

Using data provided by a recent Nielsen study, the infographic below provides exactly that.

So, which web services are used most actively? Email and search are the answers. More than 4 out of 10 users are using emails or/and search engines when connected. This data also explains the boom in search engine marketing over the past decade, whereby Google is the undisputed leader in this segment.

Getting news is also one of the main reasons why people log on to the web as users find it more convenient to consume news digitally.

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MIA NEEDS A DATE!! COULD YOU BE THE LUCKY ONE?!?!

I know this is a MAJOR shocker! But yes folks it’s right! This beautiful podcast host is lacking in the “lots and lots and lots of dates” department! Can you help her?

Want a chance with her? Start by following her on Twitter and Facebook!

Whats that? Need more content from Mia before you decide to take her out? Well check out below!

Partial Musical hits by Mia:

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga (performed on the Apptastic iGame Review Episode 16)

All by Myself (performed on the Apptastic iGame Review Episode 16)

On the wings of love! (performed on the Apptastic iGame Review Episode 16)

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it (performed on the Apptastic iGame Review Episode 16)

And who could ever forget the memorable time Mia Holtzman guest hosted on the Apptastic iGame Review for the first time ever?

NEED SOME BREAD BUTTERED?

Technology Tips by Mia (This genius girl blesses us with INSANE amounts of knowledge every week!

Come get yo tips!

Ok, so the jig is up, this is all just for fun, she don’t actually need a date, but we here at Tech Jives enjoy giving her a hard time about things!

Digg’s Looking For A New CEO

Posted by Zee Follow Zee on twitter on June 8th, 2010

On April 5th, Kevin Rose replacedJay Adelson as CEO of Digg.com.

There were a whole scope of rumours as to why the shake-up was happening, the most significant being disagreements between Rose and Adelson about the direction of the company. Theofficial statement came from Adelson who said it was a good time to do step down because of an”entrepreneurial calling” and now that Digg was well past “start-up” phase, it was time to move on.

Rose founded Digg in December 2004 and with Adelson stepping into the shoes of CEO in 2005, Kevin’s responsibilities gradually diminished as he focused more on angel investments and other projects. Today in an episodeof The Random Show with Tim Ferris, Rose elaborated some more on what exactly went down. Rose says he was frustrated with the lack of product innovation at Digg and that was the primary incentive behind his decision to become CEO.

Rose went on to give a pretty detailed overview of his experiences so far, the role seems to be taking its toll. Words like “nightmare” and “stressed” cropped up, but he does retract – if only slightly – with “it feels really good.” The most significant stress he says is “keeping 90 people on the same page as to what’s going on in the company.” Understandable considering the company had barely a tenth of the number of employees back in 2004.

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Twitter to Change Links and How They Are Displayed [UPDATED]

In an effort to remove the obscurity of shortened links and to prevent malware and phishing attacks, Twitter has begun the rollout t.co, its official URL shortener, along with some major changes to how the microblogging platform handles links.

In a blog post aptly titled Links and Twitters: Length Shouldn’t Matter, Twitter’s Sean Garrett announced that the company is taking a new approach to URLs. Not only will all links on Twitter.com and Twitter apps be “wrapped” in t.co links, but how they are counted against the 140 character limit. These change will occur throughout the summer.


What’s Happening with t.co


The first change is the auto-wrapping of links with the t.co short URL. This URL will replace twt.tl, which the company has been using to shorten links in direct messages for several months. However, you won’t see t.co appear very often, if at all, on Twitter.com or your favorite Twitter app, because the company is changing how links are treated on the platform.

Whenever it’s possible to display a longer link, Twitter will display that URL information so that users aren’t fooled by obscure links that turn out to be malware. Twitter’s example is http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness-Profits-Passion-Purpose/dp/0446563048/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275966329&sr=8-1%22, which links to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s new book. In a text message, you’d see the link automatically turned into a t.co link (due to the SMS character limit), but on Twitter.com, it will display either part of the link (amazon.com/Delivering-), the page title, or the entire link. What will exactly be displayed has yet to be decided.

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