10 Best Pinterest Practices

10 Best Pinterest Practices

In the world of social media there are few mediums that go untouched, but there are those that are significantly more prominent than the others. Facebook and Twitter being the reigning kings and others trailing behind with users unsure of what to do. However, Pinterest is proving to be an extremely useful tool for businesses to engage in.

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Simulated gravitational lensing (black hole going past a background galaxy). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pinterest as an individual with no real goal in mind is a black-hole for wasting time.  If though you’re representing a company with defined goals it can also take a considerable amount of time but can get you a ton of new followers you never knew existed.  The above article is really great at identifying the logical steps you would need to do if you are the latter person creating the Pinterest account for their company.

One other step I’d add would be “Be Creative” everything we do in social media still need that human touch so other “followers” can feel connected.  Ultimately I think this is the real goal for companies which is connecting with their customers.  I know this is certainly not the last Photo/Image social network that will pop up.   Overall I’d expect Pinterest to be a big player in space and hey even if you don’t care just take a quick look around you may even find something you really like.

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Rise of the Machines

 

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IBM is working on a robotics system to drastically reduce the need for physically present engineers in industries like oil, shipping, and even aerospace. The maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) system is designed to let engineers to work “mobilely” on all kinds of machinery.

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We all knew this day will come when robots would take over the workforce.  Not quite as this article puts it the robots will still need to be operated by licensed engineers, but they will be able to do so from anywhere on the planet.  I don’t think it is far off to assume the robots will completely take over once they’ve learned to think on their own.   AI is a huge leap forward but also can hurt us because ultimately they will take our jobs.  Those corporate giants will probably want to buy a robot that never sleeps, never eats, and never calls in to work because they’re sick.  Our businesses will become more like machines then human.  This is a reality I’m hoping doesn’t come true at least in the short term.  As I look to the future I’m left wondering will my job become a thing of the past?

 

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Google Wants To Know What To Do With Your Gmail After You’re Dead

Google Wants To Know What To Do With Your Gmail After You’re Dead

Google has launched a new service to help its users make an online will that dictates what happens to their data after they die – either permanently deleting it, or passing it on to loved ones as a digital inheritance.

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via: www.businessinsider.com

Maybe a touchy subject for some this idea of a “DeadBook” is not a new one but is definitely worth thinking about.  Google I think is on the right track here, but may also have some dire consequences if not done right.  They need to put the right tools in place to make sure the experience is well taken by all parties involved.  A user should have all the options in front of them so they can show just what they want.

This idea of digital inheritance can help keep your memory alive for many years to come.  I’d be curious to see this happen for blogs as well because they can be like a digital journal of ones life in the format of journal entries.  My great grand children would be able to find out what the issues were of the time or what was most interesting to us way back in 2013.

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Facebook Is About To Go To War Against Google

Facebook Is About To Go To War Against Google

Spruce Media, one of Facebook‘s biggest ad-buying clients, predicts that Facebook will go “head-to-head” against Google for advertising on the wider web, a move which should “turn the existing display ad world on its head,” the company says.

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I’ve been saying since I started at KickApps several years ago! It was bound to happen one way or another. Great article from businessinsider as always.  The digital media world is always changing.  I think there’s definitely room for some good competition, because where there’s completion there’s innovation with all parties involved.  These two massive companies are really just going to have to learn to play nice or risk segregation. I like Google but they need to settle down a little.  Facebook also needs to cool their huge ego because they were not the first and wont be the last.  War never really solves anything just leaves a lot of pieces to pick up.  For at least our sake let’s negotiate and learn to share the World Wide Web!

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Wii U Launch More Successful Than Launches Of Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3

 

Wii U Launch More Successful Than Launches Of Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3

Since its debut last month, Nintendo’s new Wii U console has surpassed the launch sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In a span of four weeks of being on the market, Nintendo has sold over 1.8 million Wii U consoles. In that same amount of time, Microsoft sold 940,000 Xbox 360 consoles, and Sony shipped 540,000 PlayStation 3 consoles.

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Even though everyone knows I’m a Sony advocate it’s nice to see that Nintendo once long forgoten has gotten back into the console race.  It’s amaazing to see they’ve surpassed PS3 sales by more than three times the amount.  These numbers are quite impressive and makes me wonder if I should pick one up for myself just to see what all the fuss is about.  Even if I don’t totally dig it I can always pass it to my girl or a family member to enjoy.  All and all this news is at least good for competition in the industry because with good competition comes great products for all involved.  Can’t wait to see what Sony and Microsoft has in store for us going into the next generation of gaming.

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Will You Get Halo 4 on PC? Hahahahaha. No.

 

Will You Get Halo 4 on PC? Hahahahaha. No.

RSS In the last ten years, while Microsoft has published all kinds of awesome games on the Xbox 360 (and has lately been quietly publishing XBLA games on the PC), it’s published exactly three of its major shooters. Halo, Halo 2 and the first Gears of War.

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This seems like a bonehead move by Microsoft.  I mean an Xbox in essence is just a PC running a unique instance of Windows.  I was actually considering getting into Halo if they produced for my super powered gaming PC.  They could capitalize on the growing PC gaming market but they say no.  In this world usually you are a PS3 gamer or Xbox, but PC acts like a side girlfriend letting you play both sides of the fence.  For exclusive console specific games PC has always been the extra player growing slowly but surely.  The fact is that most games will play better on a high end PC anyway.  It’s only because a computer you buy today is always going to be more powerful the Xbox 360.  Again I say this is a blunder by Microsoft on itself.

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Sony opens a whole new PlayStation Store on Oct. 17

via: www.digitaltrends.com

I for one like the way it is now.  Everything is where it should be in my view.  Easy to use and a keep it simply stupid layout.  But I guess we all

PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

just have to roll with the punches on this one.  Sony has never really let me down.  Excellent customer service and solid gaming platforms have made me a absolute fan.  I mean if you’re going to go out and spend all that money on the console itself why would you have to pay for online gaming which Xbox does.  $50 bucks a year doesn’t seem like it would break your bank but over a 5 year spread that’s an extra $250 making your Xbox 360 more that $600 and that’s entirely way too much to spend.  I like the way Sony does things so I could see this new iteration of the PSN a good one.

 

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