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10 of the latest surprising and revealing studies on social media

I love to see new stats and research about how to best share to social media.<p>If it’s research-backed or numbers-driven, sign me up. These actionable tips are what drive a lot of our experiments at Buffer as we’re keen to see if the best advice from these studies meshes with our experience, too.<p>I’ve …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

Updated With Marvel's Phase 3 – Upcoming Superhero Movies 6 Years and Beyond Infographic

10 of the Best Social Media SlideShares from 2014

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of my favorite visual social networks—and one that probably flies under the radar compared to other visual spots—is SlideShare. Browse through the featured slidedecks, and you can find big ideas and helpful strategies condensed into a couple …

Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, and writing some more, I also have other hats to wear. Email marketing. Social media strategy. Blog promotion, blog design, and …

Facebook Organic Growth: How to Defy the Odds and Grow a Huge Facebook Community

Shares 5K<p>Do you want to grow a massive Facebook following?<p>Are you wondering how an organic Facebook strategy can be successful?<p>To learn how to grow a …

Marketing

2014 McLaren P1

Speed Drunk: On the track and the road, it will turn you into a quivering blob.<p>Here is a rough transcript of what I uttered when I first unleashed the full 903 horsepower of the McLaren P1: “[Cackle, cackle] Holy [bleep]! That’s . . . [cackle]. I, uh . . . wow. [cackle].”<p>It was about then that my …

Hashtack Combines Photos From Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Into One App

If you’ve seen a bright orange Volkswagen Type 2 labeled “Hashtack 2.0” recently, you’ve spotted Jeremy Greenfield who has been living and moving around the country in it for the past few months trying to raise awareness for his app and get investors to back him.<p>Hashtack, a startup that pitched at …

Millionaires Support Four-Day Workweek

Wealth, we hear constantly, comes from hard work. But Google chief Larry Page — no slouch in the wealth department — says the workweek should be shorter. So do most millionaires who commented in a recent survey. In a discussion with tech investor Vinod Khosla, Page said "the idea that everyone …

The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I spend my days writing content from my desktop computer for people who will read the content on their smartphones and tablets.<p>Go figure.<p>Mobile devices are fast becoming the preferred method of reading, sharing, and engaging with online content. It’s …

LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Agera R take to Assen

It's the show-down (sort of) we've all been waiting for. The battle of the hybrid hypercars from the performance powerhouses of Europe: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. No one publication has managed to get their hands on all three just yet, but this video has – and with a …

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

Clean Energy

iStick Let’s You Stream Ryan Gosling Vids on Your Phone Sans WiFi

It’s no secret that we love our phones. We decorate them, make them more techy and we even try to control power tools with them. But they aren’t without their pitfalls. The biggest problem most of us face? Free space. Sure, you can store your files in a cloud but c’mon. Clouds can disappear or get …

Ryan Gosling

The Ultimate Guide To Researching A Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.<p>But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in …

We Feel builds a real-time map of the world's emotions

Twitter tool We Feel collates data from millions of tweets around the world to show how any English-speaking region is feeling in real-time.<p>What could you do with information that shows how the world might be feeling at any given time? Australia's depression research facility Black Dog Institute …

Social Media

A Two-Wheeled Pickup Truck For City Folk

Anand Mahindra, the Harvard-educated chairman of India’s $17 billion Mahindra Group, scolds me for calling his company’s newest commuter vehicle “a scooter.”<p>“Scooter has the wrong connotation in America,” he says. “It’s a device used by the elderly.” (Tell that to Vespa.)<p>Instead, he calls the GenZe …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

How the Heartbleed Bug Affects You

Independent researchers at Codenomicon and Google Security discovered a massive bug embedded in SSL, a popular internet-wide encryption technology.<p>Independent researchers at Codenomicon and Google Security discovered a major bug embedded in SSL, a popular internet-wide encryption technology. Dubbed …

Dark Markets May Be A Bigger Threat To Investors Than High-Frequency Trading

Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency …

Cryptocurrency

How the “Navy SEALs” of trading are taking on Wall Street’s predatory robots

<i>Editors’ note: This article was originally published on October 25, 2013. It explains how IEX—the firm profiled in</i> Flash Boys<i>, Michael Lewis’s book about high-frequency trading published today—works to neutralize the advantages high-frequency traders enjoy in the markets.</i><p>A plague of predators are …

Supercomputers

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Schwarzenegger buys a tank, wants you to crush things with him for charity

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most charismatic guys around. He could take a ridiculous movie like <i>Commando</i> and turn it into an action classic with his sheer force of will. Despite being in semi-retirement, Schwarzenegger appears to be having more fun than ever. His latest stunt is raffling off …

That creepy eye on the back of the dollar bill, explained

First thing to remember: There are lots of conspiracy theories about the dollar bill’s eye and pyramid. I wanted to see which ones were most popular. So I headed to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in downtown Washington, to do my own, informal street survey.<p>First up, Ginny Cochran -- who …

Conspiracies

Everything That You've Ever Wanted to Know About the McLaren P1 - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

This Man Says He Can Speed Cell Data 1,000-Fold. Will Carriers Listen?

Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal that follows you from place to place, a signal that's about 1,000 times faster than …

McLaren 12C racing a Ducati 1199? Yep, it's Supercar Sunday

All the supercar content you need to close the weekend right.<p><i>Welcome to Supercar Sunday, where we serve up the week's best high-performance fun and frolic. It's all game here, so long as it's fast and exclusive. Sit back and ogle the Internet's finest exotic machinery.</i><p>Epic six-wheel showdown …

Supercars

Build An Open-Source Electric Car In One Hour, For $4,000: Video

If none of the electric cars currently on the market suit your tastes--or wallet--why not just build one?<p>That's now possible thanks to the OSVehicle …

Lying in Wait? Maserati Plugs Ghibli Sedan in Whisper-Filled, Sneaky "Strike" Super Bowl Ad

Think Maserati was messing around when it revealed plans to seriously amp up its global sales presence? Things should have looked pretty serious after the Italian automaker recently introduced not only a new Quattroporte, but the smaller and less-expensve Ghibli, too. Well, America, consider …

Maserati