The Best Movies on Netflix Just Right Now – June 2017
Well, it has been a long time since the last post on this website. It shows where I am at these days, struggling to deal with my news addiction over the last 24 months and the astounding weirdness of the phenomenon called Trump, his ignorant, racist followers and the sociopaths of the GOP. Gah
It has been such that I have not been able to participate in just watching TV shows and films as easily as I could before Trump became president. How can you casually watch a comedy, drama, thriller when your beloved country is not only burning, but being flushed down the toilet at the same time. There is an image for you.… Read the rest
The best way to succeed on a given platform is to write/film/record/aggregate with that platform explicitly in mind.
The next thing you learn is that doing so makes that content extremely weird when taken out of context, which makes it incompatible with other venues.
A Vine video might work on Facebook, if you’re lucky, but a Facebook video probably won’t work on Vine.
Quizzes that explode on Facebook seem strange on Twitter.
A tweet might seem powerful and informative in the Twitter timeline, but look small and pathetic embedded in a website; a tweeted joke might do decently on Twitter but function better as a screen-cap on Tumblr, if at all.
The article or video or object that functions well across all contexts is either transcendently newsworthy or shocking—and therefore rare—or extensively adapted.… Read the rest
StoryKeep StoryKeep specializes in conducting intimate interviews on film/video. They record and gather family stories to create personalized videos, books, and oral histories. Conversion of archival analog media (slides, silent films, and memorabilia) is one aspect of thier service.
Heirloom Lab – Tell Your Story Very clean site, nice graphic landing page, nav is easy and unobtrusive. Would be nice if could click landing page pics, but they’ve actually been created as a single image. Solidly responsive display on mobile. Could use more vid examples. Ironically, it’s a SquareSpace site.
J&E Higham Films and websites that communicate and showcase your vision Good, clean site. Feature vid big on landing page. “Films” page easy to see at a glance what kinds of work they produce. Well-organized, nice use of categories to offer related vids when viewing chosen vid. … Read the rest
Crimson Hexagon Crimson Hexagon is a leading provider of social media analysis software. Critical Mention Critical Mention continues to improve the media monitoring experience for its customers. Meltwater Meltwater media is an intelligence platform that montitors online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically drive brand perception. Sproutsocial Sprout Social: social media management, advocacy and analytics software for businesses. Sprout helps brands communicate with customers on social channels. Brandwatch Brandwatch is a social media monitoring company that is a “self-serve application” or software as a service, which archives social media data in order to provide companies with information and the means to track specific segments to analyse their brands’ online presence. Curata Curata is a content marketing software company that uses machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to power two software platforms used by to achieve marketing goals.… Read the rest
Automattic We are a distributed company, democratizing publishing and development.
We are the people behind WordPress.com, which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month, as well as a host of other popular services, such as Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We are strong believers in Open Source, and the vast majority of our work is available under licenses like the GPL.
This article is about the blogging software. For the blog host, see WordPress.com.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
It was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog.… Read the rest
Improve the effectiveness of your paid search advertising program on Google, Bing, and emerging platforms. In this column, learn about changes in bid management tactics and other trends in paid search and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising – and what they mean for your digital marketing program. http://www.clickz.com/category/search/paid-search
SEM (Aggregate) http://searchengineland.com/library/channel/sem
12 Biggest Things To Happen In PPC So Far In 2015 New ad formats for mobile users, big tests for PLAs, and a new search deal paves the way to managing three search platforms.… Read the rest
An energy expert’s love-hate affair with Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell Mirai
Toyota has had two hugely transformational technology plays in its history: just in time manufacturing, and the hybrid Prius. Now it is shooting for a third with fuel cells.
Interestingly, the same government institutions that helped drive the commercialization of hybrid and battery electric cars (the California Air Resource Board and Japan’s Ministry of Economics Trade and Industry) are also supporting the roll out of hydrogen vehicles despite the fact that there are huge gaps in the environmental, economic and infrastructure case for hydrogen.… Read the rest
If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global warming, how might you go about it? For years, the main approach in the environmental movement has been to sound the alarm bell and implore people to consume less, switch to green products, recycle, and speak up to companies and politicians. It hasn’t always been an easy sell. However, if the approach of a promising Oakland-based start-up takes hold, there may be another line of action that could become available to ordinary people: directly financing renewable energy.
In January, a company called Mosaic, made a splash in the renewable energy world when it introduced a crowd-funding platform that makes it possible for small, non-accredited investors to earn interest financing clean energy projects.… Read the rest
Here is a whole bunch of information outlining aspects of the current state of hydrogen (H2) relative to now and going into the future.
A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power. Hydrogen vehicles include hydrogen fueled space rockets, as well as automobiles and other transportation vehicles. The power plants of such vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy either
An energy expert’s love-hate affair with Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell Mirai 5/13/15
But there’s, one more element that Toyota believes is on hydrogen’s side: the business model. For in terms of business model, hydrogen fuel cells are relatively similar to our current internal combustion engines. Just like an internal combustion engine, fuel cells will likely be manufactured in-house by automakers.… Read the rest
Here are links and excerpts to some recent research I have been doing on social media marketing specifically for business to business. What was most interesting is that the use of social media for B2B and B2C is actually quite similar, which of course makes sense. The notion that you can only use one way messaging as in traditional marketing is as dead as dead can be. The challenge of social media remains the same.
Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media in the Workplace
Thought leadership—social media is an ideal venue in which to establish your company as a thought leader. Many companies effectively utilize social media blogging sites to provide company-specific content. Not only does this show your customers that you are a thought leader, it also generates conversation on the topic you choose to blog about.… Read the rest
Organic and paid search is not going away, but things are definitely going through significant changes. Bing/Yahoo has started to get real traction, and Facebook continues to impact search with multiphased results. We have reached to crossing point of mobile in the US, past 50%, and the use of mobile apps is also creating huge changes, as we anticipated a while back. While the playing field goes through paradigm shifts, the challenge is to be able to adapt and change in a way that is positive as well as effective. Creativity is the missing element across the boards, even more so when it comes to mobile. To be able to research, create concepts, and up-sell the client to fund effective, creative advertising on mobile is where the rubber means the road in our next gen, mobile Web world.… Read the rest