Facebook and The University of Michigan published a study of how memes spread and what phrases helped to spread them from April 2009 to October 2011. It’s a text-based analysis where Facebook is trying to determine, among highly shared content, what is considered “low-quality”.
It’s a neat piece because it gives a look back at where Facebook was before images and external links became king of the site.
In work news: I got to produce and act in a recruitment spot for Global Response this week. Neat!
Social media customer service can be tricky. When done correctly, it provides these nine benefits.
Don’t just listen, HEAR your customers.
SCARF stands for status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. “Basically, when a person is honest with themselves, they’re most motivated by one of those qualities,” Stirman explains. “As a manager, you can figure out which one motivates which employee, and reward them accordingly. A lot of managers will look at their team and think, ‘We should do a round of compensation increases because everyone’s been working so hard,’ but this isn’t the best incentive for everyone.” Here’s how it looks:
- Status-oriented employees can be motivated by a possible title change, or having their name attached to more important projects.
- Certainty-oriented employees are motivated simply by the reassurance that their job is important and they are excelling.
- Autonomy-oriented employees may need the ability to work from home, or simply slip on their head phones to tune everyone else out.
- Relatedness-oriented employees are energized by opportunities to socialize with their coworkers – happy hours, softball games, etc.
- Fairness-oriented employees want to know the playing field is even, and they aren’t being exploited or cheated. They need to hear it consistently.
Read more: http://firstround.com/article/How-Medium-is-building-a-new-kind-of-company-with-no-managers##ixzz2bIF1mMxi
As you may know by now, LinkedIn purposefully makes it difficult to connect to new contacts via their website. It is an arduous process of stating how you know the person, then navigating back to the previous page to find more people to connect to.
If you subscribe to the philosophy of “LinkedIn Open Networking” (L.I.O.N) where connections are valuable. Then Linking In with new connections is a mutually beneficial relationship for yourself and your growing network.
However, this philosophy is only adopted by a subset of the LinkedIn literati, among which (apparently) are the operators of LinkedIn themselves. Therefore they make the process more difficult and time-consuming to build up a significant network of valuable connections.
The value of these connections come in many forms:
- Recommendations for jobs
- Inside connections for B2B sales leads
- Corporate research for your next sales pitch
- Connections with others within your industry
In order to grow your network on LinkedIn in a targeted way, quickly without the hassle of categorizing contacts you need to download the LinkedIn App for iOS or Android.
Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed in. At the top right hand corner of the home screen will be a search magnifying glass icon. Click that icon.
In the next window, use the search bar to search for the name of a company or city (i.e. “Apple Inc” or “New York, NY”) that you want to connect with fellow LinkedIn professionals.
Next, start pressing the + circle on the right hand side of each contact that’s within your 2nd or 3rd degree connections on LinkedIn. You can do this for as long as you like, as quickly as you like and a connection request will be sent to these individuals without having to show how you know them.
*Disclaimer* You will want to have a strong LinkedIn profile of your own before setting out to connect with a wide range of individuals. The reason for this is that if many of the people you add state that they, “Do Not Know You” you can be flagged for SPAM and have additional restrictions on connecting added to your profile.
'Adrift' a short film by a Pixar employee is the perfect thing to kick off your Tuesday. Enjoy.
Almost 2 years ago today, I quit my day job and started building something. After months of customer development, discussions with my wife about my plans, savings and sleepless nights, I finally decided to take the plunge.
I’m glad I did
That day I quit my job marked the beginning of an…
Read this post, it’s incredible.