Eric Cook

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20 Social Media Marketing Tips from the Experts

2018 is the year when social media marketing will become a more pivotal strategy than it ever was. One reason for this is the change in the …

Marketing

The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

If You're Serious About Your Career, You Can't Ignore Social Media.

By now, you probably know social media is not just for posting selfies and lunch flatlays. More than an outlet to document our personal lives, it is also a place to brand ourselves and find career opportunities. Making it a part of your marketing strategy – whether you’re an entrepreneur or a …

InterAct

Follower Envy? How to Leverage Your Competitors’ Social Networks

So, you checked out your competitors’ LinkedIn and Facebook pages and noticed that your own company’s social following pales in comparison? …

Marketing

Bitcoin beyond the basics: How the $250 billion network really works | Ars Technica

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I realize I didn't do anything special.<p>What I did, you can …

Someone figured out why the KFC Twitter account follows just 11 people — it's a brilliant marketing ploy

The Twitter account of global fast-food giant KFC has more than 1.2 million followers, but it follows only five English women and six men in return. They're all certified accounts.<p>The women include Victoria Beckham, Mel B, and Geri Halliwell.<p>The six men include a musician, journalist, a Green Bay …

Stephen Hawking

Bicycle Shock Absorber

Annoying bumps and vibrations plague all cyclists, the Rinsten Spring is a revolutionary bicycle shock absorber that offers the rider unbeaten …

Cycling

Can-Am Maverick X3 Max

The Can-AM Maverick X3 Max is a recent add-on to the off-road market and we’re pretty psyched with this baby. The coolest feature is that you get two …

9 Amazing Visual Social Media Tools to Boost Your Authority

Are visuals a part of your social media marketing strategy? Would you like some tools to help boost your visual social media marketing?<p>The fastest …

Facebook built an internal database of 'revenge porn' pictures to prevent repeat sharing

"Revenge porn" refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images on the internet, without the consent of the people depicted in the pictures, in order to extort or humiliate them. The practice disproportionately affects women, who are sometimes targeted by former partners.<p>Facebook has been sued in …

Internet

If You Aren't Doing Content Marketing, You're Missing The Boat

The Content Marketing Institute together with Marketing Profs and Curata released an essential study recently.<p>You need to read it.<p>Why? Because it found that 75% of companies are increasing their investment in content marketing, and 43% are increasing staff levels. Content marketing works, and I’ll …

Marketing

The Startup Luring Millennials With $5 Micro-Investing

Millennials are a potential gold mine for money managers. Stash is the latest startup looking to reel them in by leveraging the power of their spare …

Millennials

Here's how to see every Google search you've ever made — even if you deleted your history

We're not just talking about the recent searches that pop up on your current machine either. We're talking every search you've made on every device, ever. If you made a search while logged in with your current Gmail or Google account, it's been recorded.<p>Yes, "Oh s---" indeed.<p>Whether your searches …

Maps

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

7 essential gadgets for dog owners

<i>Editor's note: This article is part of a series on products we think you'll like. The Week has affiliate partnerships with certain retailers, and may</i> …

Pets

Luminoodle

Luminoodle by Power Practical, is a versatile USB lighting solution, a LED light strip you can take anywhere. This is the perfect solution for …

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

15 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:

Health

5 Web Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2016

Web designs trends are a bit like fashion in that they change every year, but unlike fashion, web design is largely dictated by developments in …

4 LinkedIn updates to take advantage of even if you're not job searching

You not only have an up-to-date profile, but you also have a stellar headline, plenty of endorsements and a photo that manages to make you look both …

Employment

Facebook Contest Ideas for Your Business

A new year gives rise to fresh opportunities to engage customers. When done right, a social media contest can be a great vehicle for driving …

Marketing

Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

We all have goals. And what’s the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them?<p><i>“I need to get motivated.”</i><p>The surprising …

25 Hottest Job Skills that will get you hired in 2016

There are some key job skills for 2016 that can help boost your job profile. LinkedIn analyzed their hiring and recruiting activity in 2015 and came …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Procrastination

15 Web Design Tools to Try in 2016

If you are the owner of a business and website, or you are planning to be in the near future, there are various web design tools that you need to be …

UX Design

11 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks everyone should know

Facebook Messenger Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular apps in the world with more than 700 million people using it every month.<p>But the app does much more than just messaging.<p>You can send people money in Messenger, or use it to make video calls. You can even order an Uber ride through the …

Chatbots

Freebies & Goodies For Web Designers – December 2015

This month’s round up, the last of the year, comes supercharged with incredible resources you have probably come to expect of this series.<p>From …

30 Best Websites to Learn Design and Development

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>Despreneur</i><i>.</i><p>Some of the benefits of online education are really focused on money, personal time management, pace …