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

All Things E Weekly Roundup

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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

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

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

Why Social Media Makes Me Feel All Warm and Fuzzy Inside

Did you open your Facebook page this morning to find this?

 

Did you find a big ol’ out pouring of support for the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional? Did you see a bunch of profiles returning to red in support of equal marriage? My guess is many of you did and my hope is that many of you are proud of that.

It’s been a crazy 24 hours for social media and social change. Last night perhaps you caught a wave of posts about this woman:

Wendy Davis, a state senator …read more

Tinu Abayomi-Paul Shares her Social Media Tips of the Trade

Tinu Abayomi-Paul, website promotion specialist and author, is also the principal consultant of Leveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability by leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web.

Tinu was recently featured in the second installment of the Age of Conversation 2 and has written over 30 ebooks and multimedia guides to using the web to increase

business profits, currently being updated and moved to the Kindle platform

In September 2012, Tinu was quoted in the CNN …read more

Tips of the Trade: Using Social Media to Get Your Next Job

Career strategist, Nicolette Pizzitola (a former Tips of the Trade featured guest) speed-coached three women on the Today Show this morning, giving them advice to get their career back on track:

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Nicolette also hosted a live chat on the Today Show website after the show to answer viewer questions. She gave some advice on how to apply for a job:

When applying for a job, don’t forget about …read more

From All Things E to the Today Show!

She was our most recent guest for our “Tips of The Trade” feature, sharing her insights and advise on effective ways to use social media. Now Nicollett Pizzitola will be featured on the Today Show! Please set your TV, DVR or Tivo TOMORROW, May 1st, for her live appearance on the Today Show during the 8:00 AM ET hour. She’ll be hosting a segment designed to help women who are stuck in their careers find their way out of a professional rut.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Point Associates, Nicolette leads a coaching and consulting firm which helps …read more

Do you Vine?

Twitter’s Vine app is a popular video-sharing service that recently topped the U.S. App Store’s list of free iPhone apps. Vine creates short looping videos in a simple and fun way that you can share with your friends, family, and followers. Organizations are using Vine to promote new products and gain excitement about upcoming music albums.

Have you thought about how you can bring it into your organization? The General Services Administration has recently blogged that Vine videos can be created without breaking any GSA rules. Organizations such as NASA, U.S. Health Data and the Department of the …read more

Twitter Turns 7 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday @Twitter! Here’s a look back…

 

 

Danielle Ricks

Social Media Specialist

Campaign Consultation, Inc.

Related articles Silicon Alley Insider: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter Happy Birthday Twitter – already 6 years old, wow! On Its 7th Birthday, Is Twitter Still The ‘Free Speech Party’? …read more