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WOW! Top 9 Tricks to Get Retweeted (Please RT!)

Want more of your tweets to be retweeted? The #1 tip is to keep your tweets under 70 characters so that retweeters can add their own comments like “interesting” or “so true”. That’s the findings from this study. Here’s the top 9 … Continue reading

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Is This Ethical? PowerPoint and the Michael Jackson Trial

At Michael Jackson’s manslaughter trial, lawyers opened with PowerPoint slides showing Jackson’s dead body under the word “Homicide”. At the Forbes.com blog, Carmine Gallo rightly points this out as an example of the power of using pictures to persuade an audience … Continue reading

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Story of US Housing Market Boom and Bust in 3 Pictures

The essence of a story is that it has a beginning, middle and end. As an example, take a look at this story, told in three pictures, summarizing the US Housing market Boom & Bust.About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Hurricane Irene vs Katrina, Wilma, Rita

Here’s Hurricane Irene, showing wind speeds every six hours, as tracked by the National Hurricane Center. She reached Category 3 status over the Caribbean Islands – a respectable 120 mph storm – but was down to a Category 1 hurricane by the … Continue reading

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WordPress Changed My Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Sharing Buttons

But I found a way to fix it. To share this with you, and play around with my concept of PowerPoint’s scrolling view, here’s the steps to fix it. (I’ll be writing more about my “scrolling view” concept in a … Continue reading

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Google+ Needs a Better Story

Have you heard about Google Plus, Google’s social networking platform to challenge Facebook and Twitter? Are you excited? Or, like most on the internet, are you simply confused? The problem is Google’s story. Let me explain and then give some … Continue reading

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How can Netflix become the Story’s Hero Instead of the Villain?

Netflix is taking a public flogging for raising fees 60% – to $16/month from $10/month. 50,000 customers have posted angry comments to Netflix’s Facebook page and the assault continues on the Netflix.com site with thousands of additional rants. The problem is the … Continue reading

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