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Blog: Starter Kit
via spotsunknown.com This film of SF in the late 50s is really cool. Continue »
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"How can I integrate social media with my e-mail marketing program?" Continue »
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The Blog has added a new feature to our blog--the ability for readers to favorite a post. In order to favorite a post, the reader needs to log into Typepad, Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID. This will help us select topics... Continue »
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Hearing about the amazing ways blogging has changed people's lives is one of the best things about working on TypePad. Incredible stories of breakthrough, success, connections, new friends, discoveries and much more. One story I... Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
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Fifteen years ago today, HotWired (my second start-up) was launched, introducing the banner ad onto the internet. It's very hard to imagine it has been that long and quite frankly that anyone on the internet even remembers although it was wonderful to see AdAge magazine commemorate the anniversary with a very sweet piece by Frank D'Angelo, whose agency (Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer) ended up buying 4 of our first 14 advertisements. Frank writes: Has any one item in our industry been encased with so much debate -- at times even disdain -- as to its true value, role and... Continue »
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The September comScore report puts us at #5 in the world right behind Facebook, Windows, Blogger (Google) and Yahoo! I am really proud of my team that has worked feverishly over that past fifteen months to build up this tremendous... Continue »
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Here's a great video from CNN iReporter Chris Morrow, with quick interviews (me included) with some top bloggers at BlogWorld and New Media Expo...good stuff here. [Can't see the video in your blog reader? Click here.] Continue »
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QotD: What are your fitness goals? What is helping or preventing you from accomplishing them? My friend Finn pointed out that the bikey types of San Francisco often dress as though they're going on A! Serious! Trek! when they're really... Continue »
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It has been ages since I have done a bullet-style random post, but I have a lot of little things on my mind to blog about, so I might as well go for it! This school year has been beyond... Continue »
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When we built the All New TypePad, one area we focused was helping you build an audience. When it comes to finding an audience for your blog, the best places are: People you know People... Continue »
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Blogging is a fun, social activity. It’s even more fun when you get feedback, so we have added the ability to “Favorite” a post as an option for you and your readers. For your readers,... Continue »
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I was jumping for joy the other day when my special shipment of olive oil arrived from Greece! I was so excited! Excited because I was ready to sample and cook with some of this wonderful golden liquid. I know this is going to sound biased but Greek extra virgin olive oil is the best. No arguments. My parents sent me 20 litres of the stuff and I have been busy decantering it in my special bottle that will accompany all my future cooking experiments. Australia produces some good local olive oil but I find the local produce to be... Continue »
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image credit: illetirres Just starting out blogging and you're kind of bummed no one has come to see what you've done? I've learned a few things in the past 6 months that can really help you get more hits on your blogging site. Let me know if they work for you. As always - generating an audience for your blog - is not something that can be done overnight. It takes sustained work day in and day out. The people with the most traffic get that way because they are persistent in making great content and are as tenacious in... Continue »
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Blog: .tiff
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Salutations! Another weekend, another games conference. Today I'm heading down to meet up with Steph Thirion and Brandonnn in Los Angeles for my first IndieCade, should be fun! There are also talks of syncing up with the younger Chow siblings (.harr and .steph) and bouncing over to Disneyland as well.... Continue »
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If you’re not familiar with Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and the upcoming book Crush It!, you’re missing out on one of the most energetic, inspirational and entertaining bloggers and social media experts. A... Continue »
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You’ve asked, we’ve answered. One of the most popular TypePad requests is to make it easier to add video to your blog. Earlier this week, we added Video (and Audio) uploads to the Compose toolbar... Continue »
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Blog: Metric
METRIC is heading to Japan! We're playing at Club Quattro in Tokyo tonight. This will only be our second time visiting Japan, and we don't really know many people there, so we're giving our guest list spots away to you!... Continue »
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When you send someone an invitation to connect on LinkedIn or Facebook and they think, "Who is this person?" you may be shooting yourself in the foot and missing out on connecting with a great resource. Some people have very loose connection standards, but many people are more careful about who they connect to. If you want people to be more receptive to connecting with you, be sure to give them a reason. Let's start with LinkedIn. No matter how well you know someone, it's impersonal to just use the stock invitation, "I'd like to add you to my professional... Continue »