Bookmark This Tool: Adobe Voice

I’ve struggled over an opening sentence to this post for quite some time. For moments like this, Adobe Voice can help.

This app allows you to create short, compelling videos using your tablet or phone. You can create an inspirational video using your own photos and music (or borrow some of theirs). This tool also automatically creates “closing credits” for your video to cover any usage rights.

The best part? You don’t need any graphic design or development skills to be able to create your video. The interface is very intuitive, allowing for drag/drop of images, music, and …read more

The Best Length For EVERYTHING Online

How long should your email be? How many characters should you use in your Facebook post? A lot of time has been put in to calculating the exact length of title tags to domain names and everything in between. Click on the post from the The Next Web com to find out the best length for everything on the Internet. In fact, I may be typing too much right now. Gotta go…

 

 

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Tech News Roundup

No time to catch up on the latest tech and social media news? No worries! All Things E has you covered. Here’s your weekly dose of what’s happening across the web.

HowTo.gov: 65% of All Email Gets Opened First on a Mobile Device – While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky feat, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop. According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full 65 percent — is now being accessed via mobile devices in …read more

Four Ways to Celebrate the Birth of…Flickr?

Ten years old is an excellent age. You’re old enough to enjoy independent thought, but not quite old enough to start taking responsibility for your actions. In the world of social media, where networks fade into obscurity after a few years of robust health, ten years feels like an eternity. (We’re looking at you, Tom.)

In the age of decade-long domination, Facebook is all anyone can talk about these days. We reminisce about our first time entering this strange new world of digital connections, using only our wits and our .edu email addresses. Facebook gave us some fun ways to …read more

Tip of the Hat: LibraryThing Does Data Security

We’re all made up of equal parts creativity and fallibility. In our new series “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger,” All Things E will highlight the best and the worst our technological world has to offer.

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First up: a tip of the literary cap for great customer service by a social media outlet. LibraryThing is a social networking site that allows users to showcase their books, participate in discussion groups, and participate in crowd sourced cataloging sessions for archival collections. In addition to their social network site, they offer catalog enhancements for libraries. The …read more

All Things E Weekly Roundup

Here’s what you may have missed…

TechPresident: World Bank’s New Website Lets Countries Compare Data on Education – The World Bank launched last week an open data portal called the Systems Approach for Better Education Results or SABER, which has so far collected data from 100 countries on education policies and institutions. Officials can use the tool to gather and analyze information on their own education systems and compare them with those of other countries.

Nextgov.com: Have Presidential Speeches Gotten More ‘Tweetable’? – The White House regularly tweets sentences from key speeches on its various feeds. Which made Yahoo’s News …read more

It’s A Smart World After All

 

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The “Internet of Things” is exploding. It’s made up of billions of “smart” devices — from minuscule chips to mammoth machines — that use wireless technology to talk to each other. Our IoT world is growing at a breathtaking pace–from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 202. SOURCES: IDC, Intel, United nations:

VIDEO: The Smart Work in 2020

In his post When Things Matter More than People, author and marketer, Geoff Livingston shared that:

The Internet of Things is beginning to drive the tech industry and soon the marketing …read more

We’re Not Stupid, Just Social: The Comeback of Long-Form Media

Be honest – when was the last time you read a newspaper? I mean, really read a newspaper, perhaps over your morning coffee at the breakfast table or during the train ride to work? Keep in mind that flipping through pages during a ten-minute lunch break does not count, nor does scanning headlines on The New York Times’ website in an effort to use your ten free articles wisely.

More than likely, you logged into Twitter and did a quick scan of your favorite news organizations’ tweets. You may have opened your favorite blog (All Things E, of course!) on …read more

How To Use Padlet For World Domination

One of the most aggravating road blocks to successful world domination is the pop-up window asking for an email address. Nothing makes us shut down faster than being asked to create yet another username and password combination.

Enter Padlet, a browser-based blank slate. The tool-formerly-known-as Wallwisher lets users create a virtual bulletin board with very few layout constraints. The best part? You don’t need an account to contribute content.

While Padlet is a great tool for personal use (and may be responsible for naming your baby), community go-getters are utilizing this site to mobilize the masses. Here are four ways …read more

Twitter Lust: How the Desire for a Bigger Following Leads Us to Do Cringe Worthy Things

We love the responses we got when we asked friends and colleagues to write about what they consider to be the 7 Deadly Sins of Facebook Admins. Now we’re at it again, helping you avoid cringe worthy Twitter faux pas with our seven part series on the 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter Admins. I’m kicking this series off with our first sin, lust, and the terrible things our desire for more followers drives us to do.

In my work there is no suggestion that sends shivers up my spine than “we should look into buying Twitter followers.” On some level …read more