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Every Social Media Measurement Metric You Should Know

Providing excellent customer service is one of the top priorities of a successful business. Companies like Zappos have famously built their entire strategy on striving to give customers an amazing experience. It was this single-minded focus that led Zappos to be one of the first retailers to use …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting or Joining a Twitter Chat

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>A few months ago we started up a new Twitter chat series, #Bufferchat.<p>So far, we’ve talked about everything from productivity to social media monitoring and lots of other topics in between. These days, we have up to 185 participants each week, …

REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

Bowflex Max Trainer M5 Review: Connected, Intense Exercise In A Relatively Compact Package

A blogger’s life is not the most active lifestyle possible for a human; tech bloggers probably get the most exercise walking to and from the post office to retrieve packages they missed at home or to ship things back out. If you don’t have a standing desk, you probably barely even rise out of your …

Isaora 3L M65 Tech Shell

Named after and inspired by the M-65 Field Jacket introduced to the US military 50 years ago, the Isaora 3L M65 Tech Shell retains its military …

Marketing Tools for Any Self-Publishing Authors

Once you’ve got an intention, move onto your audience. Who are they? Why will they care? Where do they currently get their information from?<p>If you don’t know who your audience is, consider this:<p>Why did you write the book?<br>• What do you want people to get from it?<br>• Why would those people be motivated to …

A.J. Jacobs Is Your New Personal Trainer

<i>In 2009, A.J. Jacobs set out on a two-year quest for bodily perfection, chronicled in his book, Drop Dead Healthy. Now, as the healthiest person on</i> …

WD My Passport Wireless offers untethered extra storage

Western Digital, which makes data storage solutions, among other things, is finally bringing its external hard drives to the wireless age. With the …

Gear & Gadgets

Real Estate Startup Zumper Launches Zapp, So Renters Can Apply For Apartments In-App

Apartment listing startup Zumper has spent the last several years building apps to help connect brokers and property managers with prospective tenants and vice versa. Today it’s launching a new application called Zapp that will simplify the process of not just finding, but also applying for, their …

Moleskine now has Livescribe-compatible notebooks

If you've always wanted to take the plunge and get a Livescribe smartpen but shudder at the thought of giving up your beloved Moleskine notebooks, well, have we got great news for you. Yep, you guessed it: Livescribe has partnered with the iconic paper notebook maker to produce special edition …

Whisky: The Manual

There are many different whiskys in the world to enjoy, and many ways to enjoy them. Many you may not have thought of before. After reading <i>Whisky:</i> …

How To Book Your Next Plane Ticket To Get The Best Deal

You already know that you should be booking your plane ticket 54 days before take-off (if all else fails, you should usually book between 104 to 29 days pre-trip).<p>And while that's all fine and good, there are various nitty-gritty details you should be paying attention to when buying that ticket -- …

MoviePro 2.0 Brings New Features For Even Better Video Recording And Editing

The powerful video recording and editing app MoviePro has just been updated to version 2.0.<p>MoviePro was already a great app at launch, as evidenced …